The role of justice and fairness as global values: Promoting public international law at the (pre-)university level

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Abstract

The United Nations Charter and other international instruments promote justice and international law as cornerstones of peace and security, nationally and internationally. This chapter looks into the avenues and precepts of inculcating an appreciation for international law and international principles (for example those on crime prevention and criminal justice or human rights) through education at the university level and, especially, at the pre-university level. It discusses ways in which relevant learning takes place both in the regular curriculum and in such extra-curricular activities as Model United Nations Conferences, which involve both high school and university students. Various efforts by the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies to stimulate such education are noted, such as "United Nations Academic Impact Initiative". So too is the dearth both of curricular requirements and of teaching materials suitable for teaching the subject at the pre-university level. Note is taken of a handful of excellent teaching aids that are available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSuggestions for Succeeding Generations
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages311-334
Number of pages24
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9783319083988
ISBN (Print)9783319083971
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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