Challenging Racism through Human Rights Education

Linda Briskman

Linda Briskman*

the paper examines racism in a global context while drawing on Australian examples of Indigenous peoples, immigrants and Muslims. The study poses questions about the limits of multiculturalism in public discourse and proposes that human rights education is a cornerstone to begin addressing systemic disadvantage and racism. In advocating a human rights approach to education, the paper presents ideas for the content and processes of how this might occur.

*Linda Briskman is Professor of Human Rights at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. (


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