International Human Rights University

International Human Rights University

NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

International Human Rights University

3.5.1 Objectives

(1)   To promote the culture of peace, security and stability through human rights education.
(2)   To focus the direction of academic research on the analysis of social problems engendered by the social conflict and process solutions for their resolution.
(3)   To strengthen and integrate the existing infrastructures with in the community, so that human rights can be effectively monitored, violations recorded and the information shared and made public
(4)   To promote a democratic culture in the society through provision of a public space in which liberty of thought, opinion and expression can flourish and from which new ideas, alternatives and solutions can emerge for social transformation.
(5)   To create a space of reproof to the National and International communities to illuminate the gravity of the situation and the necessity for action.
(6)   To build relationships with academic and research institutions globally, to seek solutions which ensure sustainability in every aspect.

Conference Objectives

It is crucial to increase the impact and value of the conference to all the groups involved to ensure maximum relevance of the meetings - taking into consideration this goal and the current political and social situation the following principal objectives have been identified for the conference:
* To further increase the importance and implementation of international human rights law.
* To unify the political and social efforts for promoting human rights for a peaceful world.
* To focus on local commitment and solutions, effective leadership and global accountability for strengthening the human rights mechanisms.
* To strengthen the resolve for a peaceful world which will help in achieving the MDG's?
* To promote the culture of peace, tolerance and equality through human rights education.

3.5.2 The Team

3.5.2.1 The team of International Human Rights University will consist:

(1)   Human rights experts from a rich and diverse range of disciplines, experiences, experts and backgrounds.
(2)   Permanent academic staff with teaching and research interests in human rights will be members of the University.
(3)   Fellows and Visiting Faculty members from beyond the University, because of their research and exceptional human rights expertise.
(4)   The International Human Rights University will be overseen by a Vice Chancellor of academic, research and administrative staff:

3.5.3 International Human Rights University , Islamabad : an Introduction
The university will contribute significantly in developing the human resource capital by using international standards of teaching and research. It will seek to impart required skills in its graduates to make them socially and politically literate about the world around them, while encouraging active and participatory citizenship at the local, regional, national and international level. The Human Rights University will organize teaching, research and advocacy in the field of human rights.

It will provide the theoretical foundations, practical knowledge and critical evaluative tools to understand respond and help shape national, regional and international socio-economic and political developments. The Human Rights University draws on the expertise of academics, advocates and activists working around the globe and have the experience of integrating human rights values with their respective disciplines e.g. economics, law and Sociology. The university will provide necessary tools for integrating research and policy bring national and international scholars together and for improving the implementation of International Human Rights Law.

3.5.4 Why study Human Rights?

Pakistan is a signatory to many International human rights initially spelled out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) have become increasingly important for the ways in which nation states conduct their domestic and foreign affairs. At international level, politically and legally, both the sovereignty and pursuit of power-based national interest have become increasingly checked by the application of international, regional and national human rights norms and practices.

Ministerial Session:

The session will host the different representatives of the governments primarily ministers to highlight the different aspects of their foreign policies within the context of current political situation and its impact on the global human rights movement. The Q & A session will follow the main session.

International human rights instruments like Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination of Women (CEDAW) and Convention on the Rights of Child (CRC). There is a dire need to understand the significant linkages between democracy, development, human rights and fundamental freedoms. Now the emphasis is on practical measures in the implementation of fundamental standards of humanity and finding ways to ensure that all concerned can easily review legislation and work for developing human rights culture.

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