Back to basics? - the scope of legal education in a human rights context

Smith, Rhona (2005) Back to basics? - the scope of legal education in a human rights context. Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education, 3 (2). pp. 65-77. ISSN 1476-0401

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In the 21st century, the need for protection and promotion of human rights appears as pertinent as ever. Education has an important role to play in developing a global human rights culture; in this article it will be argued that legal education must evolve to embrace a rights-focused approach. Two inter-related elements underpin this discussion -the rights to education and human rights education, and the identity of those responsible for realising those rights. Initially, the international guidelines for education and human rights education will be overviewed. Evidence will suggest the duty to provide appropriate human rights education extends beyond the State to universities. Thereafter some preliminary observations will be presented on models fulfilling this requirement, taking into account restrictions imposed by the professional bodies. England will be employed as the primary case study with appropriate references to other jurisdictions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: legal education, universities, England
Subjects: M900 Other in Law
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2010 08:55
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:33

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