A manual on human rights education with young people

Written by
Patricia Brander
Rui Gomes
Ellie Keen
Marie-Laure Lemineur
  Bárbara Oliveira
Jana Ondrácková 
Alessio Surian
Olena Suslova

Drawings by 


Edited by

Patricia Brander

Ellie Keen

Marie-Laure Lemineur

Project coordination and final editing:
Rui Gomes

Project assistant: Natalia Miklash

This manual was produced under the guidance and support of a reference group, composed of:
Dr Elie Abouaoun
Mr. Anatoliy Azaro
Ms Patricia Brander
Ms Ellie Keen
Ms Corina Michaela Leca
Ms Marie-Laure Lemineur 
Ms Brigitte Mooljeer
  Ms Louise Nylin
Ms Bárbara Oliveira
Ms Eunice Smith (Unesco)
Mr. Alessio Surian
Ms Olena Suslova
Mr. Wim Taelman
Mr. Andrew Yurov

English, French, Russian book design and production:

Art Factory (

On-line version structure concept and art direction:
Daniel Horvath - Photography (

On-line version production and programming: 
Mentha Internet (

Drawings: © "Pancho"

© MTI (Nelson Mandela)
© David King Collection (Evgenia Ginzburg)
© MTI (Martin Luther King)
© MTI (Mahatma Gandhi)
© Gamma Press (Daw Aung San Suu Kyi)
© Tibet Information Network (Ngawang Sandrol)

The views expressed in this manual are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Council of Europe.

Copyright of this publication is held by the Council of Europe. No parts of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial purposes in any form or by any means, electronic (CD-Rom, Internet, etc.) or mechanical including photocopying, recording or any information storage or retrieval system, without the permission in writing from the Publishing Division (, Communication and Research Directorate of the Council of Europe (copy to the European Youth Centre Budapest, 1-3 Zivatar utca, H-1024 Budapest, Hungary; e-mail:

Reproduction of material from this publication is authorised for non-commercial education purposes only and on condition that the source is properly quoted.

The Pancho cartoons are the exclusive copyright of the artist. Permission to reproduce these should be requested directly from the artist, unless it is for direct use with activities in this manual. 

English book:

"COMPASS" - A manual on human rights education with young people 
ISBN: 92-871-4880-5
© Council of Europe, May 2002

French book:

"REPERES" - Manuel pour la pratique de l'éducation aux droits de l'homme avec les jeunes
ISBN 92-871-4595-3 
© Council of Europe, December 2002

Russian book:

ISBN 92-871-4596-1 
© Council of Europe, December 2002

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