Over the past six years, the IHRE conference series has explored the various facets of Human Rights Education worldwide. The inaugural IHRE Conference, ‘Educating for Human Rights, Peace and Intercultural Dialogue’ was hosted by the University of Western Sydney in 2010 with successive conferences hosted by the University Kwazulu‐Natal in Durban, South Africa; Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland; Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan, the American University, Washington DC, United States of America and University College Roosevelt, Middelburg, the Netherlands.
The International Human Rights Education Conference series will continue to encourage a forum for the exchange of ideas and information and facilitate open discussion and on Human Rights Education amongst participants. Participation in these conferences will allow students and academics alike, as well as members of the civic community, to share their views and to gain insights from their fellow participants.
Human rights education is about societal standards that need to be learned by each generation and transferred to the next. Thus, at the conferences, world class experts will focus on the contribution of a human rights culture to the effective functioning of civil society and highlight key trends and achievements in human rights education across the world. They will explore philosophical questions and more pragmatic aspects such as how, what and when as well as human rights education methodologies. The conferences also include practical hands‐on workshops where participants walk away with transferable human rights education skills and knowledge.