China will carry out education in human rights in various forms in a planned way, and will popularize related knowledge, said the National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010) released by the Information Office of China's State Council on Wednesday.
Human rights education and training will be carried out especially among government employees, focusing on people working in public security agencies, procuratorates, courts, prisons, urban management organs, and administrative law enforcement organs, the plan said.
The law enforcement departments will draw up their own plans for human rights education and training in line with their own work needs, highlighting publicity and education of regulations and laws on the protection of human rights, and give human rights education on a regular basis, according to the plan.
The government will organize experts to compile special textbooks for human rights training. State agencies and cities with appropriate conditions will be selected as demonstration units for human rights education and training, and follow-up examinations will be conducted, it said.
China will carry out activities of human rights education among the general public to disseminate the knowledge of human rights and enhance the public's awareness of human rights, according to the plan.
The government supports research on human rights theory and on-the-spot investigations throughout society organized by the China Society for Human Rights Studies, as well as the holding of training classes and lectures on human rights, the plan said.
The government will encourage people to develop products for human rights education that appeal to the general public, and set up a permanent mechanism for education in human rights, the plan said.
China will carry out international exchanges and cooperation in human rights education. The state encourages and supports the China Society for Human Rights Studies, as well as human rights research organizations in institutions of higher learning and social science academies and institutes, to make good use of their teaching and scientific research platforms to engage in international exchanges and cooperation through various channels, and work hard to train senior professionals in human rights field with an international vision, according to the plan.