Human Rights Education before the Challenges of the Emerging Human Rights of the 21st Century

  • Gloria Ramirez


This article examines Human Rights Education vis-a-vis the challenges of the emerging human rights of the 21st century. It discusses the difficult situation of HRE in the uncertain and insecure times of globalization and permanent violence particularly after the September 11 attacks. In spite of these unfavorable circumstances, it can be concluded that HRE has gained ground in the agenda of NGO´s to become a demand formulated hand in hand with the fight for democracy and peace. Due to the fact that human rights are the result of an unfinished process under permanent transformation, the article underlines emerging human rights as a dimension of human rights (education) and one of the challenges in the 21st century.