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International Journal of Progressive Education 2018, Vol. 14(2) 161-175

The Right to Rights: Education as the Problem and Solution to the Lack of Enforcement of International Human Rights Law:

Alexandria Boutros

pp. 161 - 175   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2018.139.12   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1707-28-0002.R1

Published online: April 25, 2018  |   Number of Views: 80  |  Number of Download: 97


Abstract

One of the biggest criticisms of international law is the lack of effective enforcement, often compounded in human rights law by the system of treaty reservations that detracts from the main object and purpose of human rights protections. Ideally, once a country has ratified a treaty, it may create domestic law that provides an enforcement mechanism that may be lacking at the international level. However, in cases such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child, one can see the limits of such an indeterminate system. The two questions being posed are: “Could the implementation of human rights education enhance enforcement within countries of international human rights accords?” and “How should one go about implementing a human rights education initiative?”To answer these questions, literature regarding human rights education initatives around the world were reviewed and focus was put on initaitves working to enforce international human rights law. From reviewing the literature, a major component of the effectivenss of a human rights education initiative is the quality of training the teachers recieved and the level of committment to the iniative by school administrations.

Keywords: education, rights, international


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Boutros, A. (2018). The Right to Rights: Education as the Problem and Solution to the Lack of Enforcement of International Human Rights Law:. International Journal of Progressive Education, 14(2), 161-175. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2018.139.12

Harvard
Boutros, A. (2018). The Right to Rights: Education as the Problem and Solution to the Lack of Enforcement of International Human Rights Law:. International Journal of Progressive Education, 14(2), pp. 161-175.

Chicago 16th edition
Boutros, Alexandria (2018). "The Right to Rights: Education as the Problem and Solution to the Lack of Enforcement of International Human Rights Law:". International Journal of Progressive Education 14 (2):161-175. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2018.139.12.

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