Aussie Justice: Kids Need More Human Rights Education

It’s becoming a common theme on the international human rights scene: get into the schools and teach ’em while they’re young.

[ABC] A conference in Byron Bay has been told that Australian children should be taught more about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in schools.

The event is sponsored by the Southern Cross University and timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the signing of the declaration.

“It is a charter, if you like, for activism. Activism shouldn’t be a nasty word. Activism means getting off your bottom and doing something for people who are less well looked after in the world,” [Justice Michael Kirby] said.

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