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Human Right Education Project

Our Aim

The Education Project seeks to ensure that the next generation realise the importance of the rights and freedoms that they have, and the opportunities available to them to exercise these rights. Through our work, we hope to promote diversity, multiculturalism, tolerance and respect as well as widening access to the legal profession.

Current Projects

Completely law student led, the Education Project is currently working towards implementing learning activities for secondary schools developed by the Council of Europe. The activities are particularly interactive, and allow secondary school pupils to familiarise themselves with the key principles of human rights law while developing an understanding of the functioning of the European Court of Human Rights. The University of Glasgow was the first institution in the United Kingdom to have access to these materials, and indeed one of only a handful throughout the 47 member states. As such, we are regularly invited to give feedback to the Council of Europe. 

In just over a year, the Education Project has led sessions with around 600 secondary school pupils and worked closely with the Council of Europe in its production of innovative learning materials. We are incredibly thankful to the wonderful team at Reach, a widening participation team on campus, who have allowed us to work with some of their excellent pupils.  

Work With Us

We welcome all communication from schools interested in working with us. For further information, please email 

Glasgow students should keep an eye on our Facebook page and @LawAction on Twitter in the upcoming months for future opportunities to get involved.