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Workshop on Teaching Human Rights Law at University, Yangon

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The workshop was held during
25th to 27th July 2016 in
Yangon, Myanmar. It brought 30 participants, lecturers and professors of law
from all over the country who have the potential and expertise to create legal
courses that focus on human rights education at universities. The workshop
was sponsored by Norwegian Centre for Human Rights.The workshop consisted of
group works, panel discussions and nine presentations that broadly covered
the following topics of Human Rights Education.Opening and Welcome remarks
were given by H.E. Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Minister of
Education
who laid down the importance of Human Rights education
in the period of democratization of Myanmar for peace, stability and
development. He announced the offering of Human Rights Law courses for
students majoring in law and political science at all universities in Myanmar
starting from 2016-2017.The following presentations were
made:Status of Human Rights in Myanmar. Human Rights in the
domestic system: constitution and courts:
Prof. Dr.
Daw Than Nwe, Commissioner of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission
(MNHRC)
Key Concepts in Human Rights:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azmi Sharom, Faculty of Law, University of
Malaya
International Covenant on Civil and Political
Rights:
Dr. Mike Hayes, Chair of Education
Committee, SHAPE-SEA/IHRP
International Covenant on
Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR):
Ms.
Thi Thanh Hai Nguyen, Vietnamese Institute for Human
Rights
Teaching ESCR: Assoc.
Prof. Azmi Sharom
People with Disability
(PWD):
Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Chair of PhD
Human Rights Program, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol
University, Thailand
Convention on the Elimination of
All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW):

Ms. Thi Thanh Hai Nguyen, Prof. Dr. Daw Than
New
Convention on the Rights of the Child
(CRC):
Dr. Mike Hayes, Prof. Dr. Khin Phone Myint
Kyu. Law Department, University of Yangon
Protection
of Human Rights:
Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree, U
Nyunt Swe, Commissioner, MNHRC
Panel Discussion:
Human Rights Education: The status of HRE at ASEAN
universities
– Situations of Academic Freedom in Malaysia,
Vietnam, Thailand and MyanmarGroup work included: Teaching exercises
and Curriculum on CEDAW / CRC / PWD

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