Westminster Law School is delighted to announce that it has been awarded research funding of approximately £53,500 by the European Union Tempus Programme in a multi-partner project to assist higher education institutions in the Maghreb to integrate a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to higher education.

The ABDEM project ('Approche basée sur les droits dans l'enseignement supérieur au Maghreb') ('Rights-based approach to higher education in the Maghreb') aims to contribute to higher education programmes in the Maghreb region through the facilitation of a human rights-based approach, not only in curricula, but also through governance models that will ensure and promote the rights of all members of the university community.

Dr Paresh Kathrani, Lecturer in Law at Westminster Law School, who will lead the University of Westminster team, said:

Westminster Law School is delighted to be able work with colleagues from the EU and the Maghreb on a human rights based approach to higher education in institutions in North Africa. The University of Westminster has a proud legacy in promoting the rights of groups through education and looks forward to continuing this heritage in collaboration with colleagues."

The University of Westminster is one of the partners in the project, the other partners are the University of La Rioja (Spain), the project leader; the University of Bergamo (Italy); the University of Zaragoza (Spain); the University of Extremadura (Spain); the University of A Coruña (Spain); the University Mohamed V Soussi (Morocco); the Hassan 2 Mohammedia-Casablanca University (Morocco); the Sétif 2 University (Algeria); the National School of Political Science (Algeria); the National Institute of Labour and Social Studies of the University of Carthage (Tunisia); the Institute of Press and Information Sciences of the University of Manouba (Tunisia); and the College Henry Dunant (Switzerland).

Website of Project ABDEM

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