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UCD Centre for Human Rights in Dublin: Annual Conference, 12 June 2023. Preliminary announcement and Call for Papers

In the context of the ICEDC, the annual conference for scholars, researchers, graduate students, education policymakers, civil society activist from across Europe and internationally, the UCD Centre for Human Rights in Dublin, Ireland in association with the journal ‘Human Rights education review’ will organize the conference this year.

For the occasion research papers and poster presentations addressing education for human rights and democratic citizenship from sociology, education, law, history, politics, geography and other relevant disciplines are welcome, as well as analyses of policy and case studies of campaigns and curriculum development.

Education is central to the fulfilment of many of the rights in the Declaration and Article 26 of the text expressly provides that the right to education itself should be directed “...to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms”.

The Annual Conference represents a contribute to the World Education Research Association (WERA) International Research Network (IRN) in Human Rights Education (HRE). The conference is looking for papers that address issues of human rights and education, in particular papers that focus on ways in which this right has been and is being respected, protected and fulfilled in different contexts. Papers may also address issues where this right has been denied through discrimination by, for instance, gender, ethnicity, disability and sexuality.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words including name, institutional affiliation and contact email should be sent, no later than Monday 13 March 2023 to: Dr. Suzanne Egan, suzanne.egan@ucd.ie. All abstracts will be peer reviewed by members of the ICEDC steering group (Professor Audrey Osler, Professor Hugh Starkey and Dr. Suzanne Egan).

Remember to indicate whether you would prefer to give an oral or a poster presentation. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the review by Tuesday 21 March 2023.

Registration will open 1 March 2023.