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Human Rights Matters

Trudy Corrigan

Dublin City University

Dr. Trudy Corrigan is an assistant professor at Dublin City University (DCU) School of Policy and Practice and a research fellow at the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) at DCU. She is a pioneering researcher in the field of intergenerational learning; she was the Vice-Chair and a co-founder of the Age-Friendly University movement which began in DCU in 2012.


Global Issues Local Issues Human Rights Fundamental Universal Rights Education Knowledge Consciousness Raising Global Understanding Regional Understanding Historical and Understanding in Our Modern World Equality Freedom

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Human rights matter today more than ever. There is a need to understand what is meant by human rights at local level and in a global context. Human rights are moral principles or norms which provide an understanding of human behaviour, principles and practices which are protected as legal rights in municipal and international law. They are understood to apply to all human beings regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, location or status.

They are a universal code of rights and require a respect of the human rights for all by all. The doctrine of human rights has been extremely influential within international law at universal level. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Do we need to understand what human rights means today post World War II? This is especially in light of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and in light of the changing demographics across the world.

This book evaluates the movements and trends which highlight the need to be more aware than ever of the egalitarian rights of all people across the world in achieving a just society for all.

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Trudy Corrigan

Dublin City University

Dr. Trudy Corrigan is an assistant professor at Dublin City University (DCU) School of Policy and Practice and a research fellow at the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) at DCU. Her research interests include adult education and lifelong learning, and ageism and bullying in learning and workplace environments. The aim of her research is to develop intergenerational learning as a high-quality pedagogical practice in higher education through exploring the reciprocal benefits of teaching, learning and research between generations. Dr. Corrigan’s research has already developed into a successful programme integrated into DCU and the wider community. She is currently working on creating and developing innovative projects that will be of benefit in educational and/or training contexts in the workplace. She is very interested in human rights as a very important contribution to a just society for all.

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