A dynamic tool for pupils about learning and understanding their rights
Raising awareness of human rights among young people is one of the Council of Europe’s most important missions. Help your students to forge a democratic tomorrow with these highly accessible teaching resources.
This instructive brochure gives a comprehensive overview of the European Convention on Human Rights and the different rights contained within it. It also details the work of the European Court of Human Rights and how its judgments affect our daily lives. Finally, it includes case studies and practical exercises for group activities - students can discover and share how human rights have a major impact on each and every one of us.
With both a theoretical and practical content, the brochure provides a dynamic resource to help teachers foster awareness of human rights. It will be a valuable resource for teaching professionals, volunteers and youth leaders.
1 The Council of Europe - Guardian of human rights
2 Greater Europe - From Reykjavik to Vladivostok, 47 member states
3 Spotlight on the European Convention on Human RIghts - A convention guaranteeing human rights and fundamental freedoms
4 Spotlight on the Court - The role of the European Court of Human Rights
5 How the European Court of Human Rights works - Submitting an application
6 Application life cycle - Case-processing flow chart
7 Execution and impacts of judgments - What happens after the Court gives its judgment?
8 The European Convention on Human Rights in a nutshell - Simplified version of selected articles and protocols*
9 Focus on our rights
10 Death penalty
11 Case studies
12 Practical exercises
13 Quiz - See how much you know
14 Other Council of Europe texts protecting human rights