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Research Paper
Published online: March 1, 2019

Human Rights Education in the Chinese Context

Pinghua Sun
China University of Political Science and Law
Xitucheng Road No.25, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R. China 100088
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Human rights education is an important measure for promoting respect for the fundamental rights and freedom of individuals. In the Chinese context, scholars have paid an increasing attention to human rights education. With special references to the UN Documents and relevant literature, the issues on human rights education in the Chinese context are worthy of being explored because HRE is both a requirement of the United Nations and China's national human rights action plan, a necessity in establishment of a harmonious society, and one that respects human rights in China. Human rights education has its own aims, functions and significance in China. The aim of this paper is to analyze the main factors affecting human rights education in China. In doing so, it examines multiple subjects, universal objects, rich contents and flexible methods. Based on aforementioned discussion, it points out existing problems affecting human rights education in China and puts forth strategies to deal with them.

Keywords : Human Rights Education, State's Obligations, Subjects, Objects, Methods, Problems and Strategies

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