No ethics without human rights;Letter
My criticism was of its failure to recognise that human rights should be integral to citizenship education, and, in particular, of its failure to see the implications of the Human Rights Act: that the European Convention on Human Rights (brought into UK law by that Act) provides the code of ethics for which the panel is searching. Nor did I criticise the focus on children's involvement in the community.
My argument was that they should also learn at school how to participate in debate and decision- making in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
Director Human rights programme Institute for Public Policy Research 30-32 Southampton Street London WC2