Authors of Issue 1-2006


K. Peter Fritzsche / Felisa Tibbitts

K. Peter Fritzsche, Professor for Political Science, chairholder of UNESCO Chair in Human Rights Education at the University of Magdeburg (Germany), Member of the Board of the Federal Association of Civic Education, Speaker of the Research Group "Human Rights" of the German Association for Political Science, Chairman of the Coalition for Immigration and Integration of Saxony-Anhalt, Research interests and publications in the fields of human rights and tolerance, the rights of the child, human rights education and the internet, political violence, migration and discrimination, Homepage:, Contact address:

Felisa Tibbitts is Director of Human Rights Education Associates (HREA), an international non-governmental organisation dedicated to education and learning about human rights ( Ms. Tibbitts has worked as a trainer/local capacity-building in over 20 countries and serves as an expert with the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Council of Europe, the Organization of American States, Amnesty International and various UN bodies. She received her Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, where she is also completing her doctorate in education. Research interests and publications are in the fields of human rights and democratic education. E-mail:


Gloria Ramirez

Mrs. Gloria Ramirez is a PHD in Social Sciences from the Paris I University, where she also studied two masters in Work Sociology and Planification of Education and Development. She is graduated in Political Science from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Gloria Ramirez is specialist in human rights and human rights education. She is Chairholder of UNESCO Chair on Human Rights at UNAM. She is the Latin American president of the Educator for Peace International Association and president the Mexican Human Rights Academy (NGO). Gloria Ramirez she was honored with the 1996 UNESCO Prize in Human Rights Education and she was honored too with the Award INITWIN de la UNESCO in 2002. She has written several books and articles about Human Rights.


Nils Rosemann

Nils Rosemann (born 1969) is based in Islamabad (Pakistan) and works as an Attorney of Law and Human Rights & Development Consultant in Islamabad and Geneva. He holds a Masters in Law and is a PhD candidate at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. Nils Rosemann used to work as Research Associate of the German Institute for Human Rights and was a holder of a research scholarship from the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation.
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Anja Mihr

Anja Mihr worked for Amnesty International and the German Institute for Human Rights as an exhibition director, researcher, and scientific advisor. Starting as a lecturer and research assistant at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Magdeburg in 2002, she is since 2005 at the Humboldt University of Berlin a research fellow and one of the project directors of the VW-Tandem Research Project "Teaching Human Rights in Europe". She currently serves voluntarily as Chair of Amnesty International Germany.


Lothar Krappmann

Visiting research scientist
Dr. phil. in Sociology, 1969, Freie Universität Berlin
Honorary Professor of Educational Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin
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Cristina Sganga

Cristina Sganga has 20 years experience in the field of human rights education / training. From 1991 to 1999 she coordinated Amnesty International's worldwide HRE work. From 2000 to 2004 established Amnesty International Dutch Section's special programme on Police and Human Rights. She has worked extensively in Africa training on monitoring and documenting human rights violations. She is now Head of Learning and Skills Development at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, London, UK.



Andre Keet / Nazir Carrim

André Keet qualified as a teacher from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. He taught at secondary schools for 9 years and also tutored in the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Cape. In 1996 he joined the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and was appointed as Director of the National Centre for Human Education and Training (NACHRET) of the SAHRC in April 2000. He conceptualises, manages and coordinates the education and training activities of the SAHRC. He headed the human rights and inclusivity task teams appointed by the Minister of Education to develop the National Curriculum Statements for General Education and Training and Further Education and Training from 2001 to 2003. He is presently working towards his PhD on Human Rights Education at the University of Pretoria.Website: E-mail:

Nazir Carrim is a senior lecturer at the School of Education of the University of the Witwatersrand. His current research interests and teaching is in the area of human rights education, identities and policies in education and processes of educational reform in South Africa. As a sociologist of education he has published widely in these areas. He has recently been on the task team of the National Department of Education for the Advanced Certificate in Education in Human Rights and Values in Education and was also a member of the Human Rights and Inclusivity Working Group within the Revised National Curriculum Statement ministerial process. He has been involved in an international collaborative research project on inclusion and exclusion in education with India, which was co-ordinated by the University of Sussex.



Ulrike Niens, Jackie Reilly, Alan Smith

Ulrike Niens is a Research Fellow at the UNESCO Centre, University of Ulster, where she developed a research programme on citizenship education and democratic processes. Ulrike graduated in Psychology at the Free University of Berlin and completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Ulster. Her research interests and publications focus on peace education and conflict studies and include identity, reconciliation and social change.

Jackie Reilly is a Research Fellow at the UNESCO Centre. Her research centres on social inclusion and diversity and she has been involved in a number of research projects relating to equality and, more specifically, gender issues. She is published nationally and internationally and her research and teaching expertise concentrates on qualitative research methods.

Professor Alan Smith is holder of the UNESCO Chair in Education at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland where he is head of a research unit based within the School of Education. He has taught in Northern Ireland and Zimbabwe and was a Senior Research Fellow at the University's Centre for the Study of Conflict. His work has included research on education and the conflict in Northern Ireland, young people's understanding of human rights and the development of social, civic and political education.

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Malin Oud

Malin Oud studied Chinese language, Chinese contemporary history and social anthropology at Lund University (Sweden) and Yunnan University (China) from1995 to 1999; human rights and Chinese law at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London in 1999-2000; and international development studies at Melbourne University in 2005. She has worked for the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) since January 2001, heading the Institute's office in Beijing. Her current research interest is the role of human rights in development cooperation with China. The views expressed in this paper are her personal reflections and do not necessarily reflect the views of the RWI. E-mail:


Claudia Lohrenscheit

Claudia Lohrenscheit, M.A. (Diplom) in Intercultural Education, Ph.D. in Human Rights Education, has worked for several years in a cooperation project with partners in South Africa, since 2003 she is working for the German Institute for Human Rights in Berlin.



Bert Verstappen

Bert Verstappen is Programme Coordinator of Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International. HURIDOCS develops tools and techniques for human rights monitoring and information handling (such as formats for the recording and exchange of information on documents and on human rights violations), provides training these tools and gives advice and support on the establishment and maintenance of documentation centres and information systems. Bert Verstappen has been working with HURIDOCS since 1987. He is Dutch and based in Geneva.

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