China to promote human rights education at three universities

13:29, April 14, 2011      

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China's Ministry of Education recently approved the establishment of human rights education and training bases in Nankai University, China University of Political Science and Law and Guangzhou University. They will be the first batch of national-level human rights education and training bases at Chinese universities.

Li Buyun, a well-known jurist and director of the Human Rights Research Center under Guangzhou University, said that the establishment of the bases will greatly promote China's human rights education.

Currently, more than 40 colleges and universities in China offering courses on human rights laws to undergraduates and graduates of various majors.

"Human rights have a direct bearing on people's vital interests, and human rights education and training is beneficial to both the country and the people," Li said.

Li revealed that domestic educational circles are making efforts to expand human rights education to elementary and middle schools so children will be raised to respect human rights.

The China Society for Human Rights Studies began compiling the annual "Blue Book on China's Human Rights" in 2011, in hopes of interpreting the progress in China's human rights undertakings from the perspective of scholars. In addition, "Knowledge of Human Rights," China's first voluminous book series on humans rights education, is in preparation.

By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online

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