International Human Rights Education Conferences

Panel of Speakers - First IHERC, Sydney, 2010

Panel of Speakers – First IHRE Conference, Sydney, 2010

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.

More on upcoming and past IHRE Conferences… 


2017 8th IHREC
Equitas, International Centre for Human Rights Education, Montreal, Canada
30 November – 2 December 2017
2018 9th IHREC
70th Anniversary of UN Declaration of Human Rights
Western Sydney University, Australia
 Western Sydney Uni



2016 7th IHREC
Human Rights Centre, Faculty of Law (Centro de Derechos Humanos, Facultad de Decrecho) at the University of Chile
12 – 15 December 2016
Facultad de Derecho
2015 6th IHREC
Translating Roosevelt’s Four Freedom to Today’s
University College Roosevelt (Utrecht University) in Middelburg, the Netherlands
University College Roosevelt
2014 5th IHREC
Advancing Universal Human Rights Culture
American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC, USA 2014
 Washington College
2013 4th IHREC
Global Convergence and Local Practice: The Scope and Depth of Human Rights Education Re-examined
Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan
 Soo Chow Uni
2012 3rd IHREC
Promoting Changes in Time of Transition and Crisis
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
 Jagiellonian University Krakow
2011 2rd IHREC
Celebrating Diversity and Achieving Social Justice through Human Rights Education 
University Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
University of Kwazulu-Natal
2010 1st IHREC
Educating for Human Rights, Peace and Intercultural Dialogue
University of Western Sydney, Australia
Uni. of Western Sydney 2