Establishing a Human Rights Oriented Society through Reorienting Higher Education

Author(s) Name:

Sajith, V.S & Sanjeev, G


Human rights are essentially the rights to be enjoyed by of the people in a civil society. Human rights and Human rights violations are matters of discussions even before the emergence of contemporary political order. A state, that negates its citizen’s basic human rights cannot exist or prosper for long. There are so many instances in history for the outbreak of revolution due to the denial of human rights and persecution by the state authority. Germination of struggles and revolutions owes to the violation of human rights. Individual and group initiatives and actions are essential for the protection of human rights. For the observance and respect for human rights such collective movements play a vital role now.Teaching the principles of human rights at all strata of higher education can make commendable contribution for the purpose. The Universal Declaration of Human rights (UDHR) also proclaims that: “Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedom. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups…”. Lessons of human rights must be made an integral part of academic curriculum which is a pre-requisite for the effective realization of human rights. 


Human Rights, Higher Education, Society.

Please cite this article as:

Sajith, V.S &Sanjeev, G. Establishing a Human Rights Oriented Society through Reorienting Higher Education . International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 2015, 2, 7(15), 55 – 58.