The Role of Education in Upholding the Development of Human Rights Regimes: the Case of the Palestinian Universities

Mohammad Shuibat, Mahmoud Abu Samra, Nida Shuibat


This paper presents a historical background of the Palestinian education. It outlines a theoretical basis for thedevelopment of Human Rights Regimes. The paper tackles the views of some philosophers like Hobbes, Locke,Rousseau and Kant who laid down the foundations for the development of Human Rights Regimes. The paperillustrates that Human Rights grounded in the oldest European civilizations such as in Greek philosophy and inRoman moral and legal thought. Moreover, the paper shows how natural law, social contract, civil constitution andnatural rights provide a solid grounding and justification for the development of Human Rights Regimes. After that,the paper tackles the role of education in upholding Human Rights, its approaches, its goals and objectives. The caseof the Palestinian universities regarding this matter is also presented.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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