Anyone who has concerns about human and civil rights has occasion to question whether our democracy has a firm basis. In this new century it is faced with immense and, to some extent, frightening challenges. Constitutionally free societies are not only targeted by internationally operating terrorist networks, they are also confronted by a league of dictatorships stepping onto the world stage with ever more selfconfidence thanks to their economic and technological strength.
In this report, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief focuses on the need to respect and protect freedom of religion or belief of persons belonging to religious minorities. In his conceptual observations on this issue, he emphasizes that the rights of persons belonging to religious minorities should be consistently interpreted and implemented from a human rights perspective.
This report presents an overview of the results of the public consultation on promoting social inclusion and shared EU values through formal and nonformal learning by first presenting an overview of the responses to the online survey, followed by an analysis of the key messages emerging from the position papers.
This publication is a baseline mapping of the extent and range of human rights education taking place in Ireland. The IHRC study was guided and informed by the UN World Programme on Human Rights Education's (WPHRE) definition of Human Rights Education and the WPHRE Action Plans.
This EU-MIDIS Data in focus report 6 presents data on respondents’ experiences of victimisation across five crime types: theft of or from a vehicle; burglary or attempted burglary; theft of personal property not involving force or threat (personal theft); assault or threat; and serious harassment. The European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS) is the first EU-wide survey to ask 23,500 individuals with an ethnic and minority background about their experiences of discrimination and criminal victimization in everyday life.
The survey provides for the first time comparable data on the perceived extent and nature of antisemitism across a number of EU Member States, whether it is manifested as hate crime, hate speech, discrimination or in any other form that under- mines Jewish people’s feelings of safety and security.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) released a result report of its survey of over 23,000 individuals from ethnic minority and immigrant groups about their experiences of discrimination, racist crime, and policing in the EU. The results reveal shocking evidence about the discrimination faced by minorities in everyday life.
The main focus of this study is teaching and learning about and from religion(s) and not religious instruction as such, ie teaching and learning in religion, even if the dividing line between the various approaches is often blurred.
This report outlines the findings of an action research project carried out by the ISD and funded by the Open Society Foundations (OSF). It describes the results of a pilot social media campaign, draws conclusions about the influence of social media on attitudes, and makes recommendations for policy makers, politicians and civil society organisations on the ways in which these technologies can be used to tackle intolerance.
This publication compiles some of the best practices and innovative approaches in civic education which has emerged from the 3-year educational programme Promotion of Civic Education in the regions of the Russian Federation.
The publication is a documentation of a symposium which has been co-organized by the Academy of World Religions/University of Hamburg and the EWC in 2010. It includes all papers from the event dealing with the results of the international research project “Religion in Education. A contribution to Dialog or a factor for Conflict in transforming societies of European countries” (REDCo).
One of the outcomes of the LLP Comenius AM project ‘Islam (Instruction) in Education’ is the on-line interactive e-book for i-pad on ‘Islam in State-Funded Schools: Religion and the Public Law Framework’ - Proceedings.