Additional publications and translations


ACRPC was granted copyright of the Armenian translation and publication of “COMPASS - a manual for human rights education with young people” and successfully launched the manual on December 11th 2006, with financial support from the Council of Europe (CoE) Directorate of Youth and Sport Budapest, the British Embassy in Armenia and the CoE Information Office in Armenia.

The Armenian edition is the 17th language version and, in some respects, differs from other versions: in agreement with the CoE Directorate of Youth and Sport, ACRPC made a series of modifications and updates. In particular, the information was brought up to date to include adaptations and additions of Armenian data and web pages.

The publication is a leading work as a result of its volume and comprehensiveness: it offers a balanced combination of theoretical, practical and motivating information, together with comprehensive and easy-to-use methods. It is an invaluable guide for use in both formal and informal human rights education.

Soon after the manual was published it was distributed to schools all over Armenia.

"Manual for HR Teachers"

The Human Rights Manual for Teachers was created and published in 2002 under an ACRPC initiative and was endorsed by the Centre for Educational Reform of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Armenia. Its aim was to facilitate teaching human rights in secondary schools and to apply effective contemporary teaching methods. 2500 copies were printed and distributed to all the secondary schools in Armenia and Mountainous Karabagh. The manual, designed for human rights teachers, was modelled on experiences drawn from ACRPC’s educational human rights projects between 1996-2002. The authors tried to present material in the manner of a textbook, in order to facilitate the introduction of this subject into the school curriculum. Stress was also placed on the human rights teaching metholodogy, paying special attention to collective teaching methods.

At the end of each chapter a list of extra reading material is printed for the teacher. The manual also contains a dictionary of special terms.

Legal standards are mainly cited from Armenian official translations approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.

The manual’s primary task is present human rights concepts to teachers in an accessible manner. Additional topics to the state curriculum are also included to broaden the scope of teaching, such as electoral law and international humanitarian law.

The manual will also assist the teacher to apply collective teaching methods and, therefore, raise the effectiveness of the teaching process.

ACRPC is extremely grateful for the information, materials and support provided by the UN Office of High Commissioner for Refugees in Armenia, the UNICEF Office in Armenia, ICRC Armenian and Moscow Delegations and Vanadzor Human Rights School postgraduates.

The manual covers the main issues of the Human Rights conceptual and state programming, as well as Human Rights collective method of teaching.

Download Manual for HR Teachers" in Armenian (*.pdf, 1837 KB)

"Human Rights Notion"

In 2000, the Armenian version of the Human Rights Notion booklet was published. This piece of research was a result of five years of lectures and practical experience of the current ACRPC chairman, Gevork Manoukian, at ACRPC and other Armenian higher educational establishments.

The book was intended for lecturers and teachers of human rights, as well as being a reference for specialists and any other individuals with an interest in human rights.

The publication reached fruition in 2000 as a result of support from the Dutch organization CORDAID.

A new Armenian edition, as well as an English version, are planned.

"Human Rights and Human Development" Human Development National Report Armenia 2000 (Chapters 1.1 and 5)

ACRPC was a co-author of the Human Development Report Armenia 2000 - "Human Rights and Human Development".>

ACRPC’s human rights specialists devised Chapters 1.1 and 5 on Human Rights Protection Strategies within the Context of Human Development, which deal with seven priorities for the promotion of human resources and development, based on cultural, historical, academic, educational, socio-economic and political prerequisites.

Chapter 5 concludes with a compendium of recommendations.

Teachers' Assessment of UN-Related Activities in Armenia"

The UNDPI Office in Armenia suggested ACRPC should carry out a translation of the results of sociological research of the 2003 report Teachers’ Assessment of UN-related Activities in Armenia.

The report summed up the results of a sociological survey conducted in February-July 2002, which was conducted under an initiative of the DPI Yerevan Office and supported by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office and other UN Agencies in Armenia. Teachers of 3 new academic subjects (human rights, civic education and state and law, which had recently been included in the High School curriculum) were surveyed.

The major aims of the survey were to identify the degree to which teachers were aware or knowledgeable of UN activities in Armenia and to provide recommendations to improve the efficiency of said activities.

The publication was intended for UN employees, NGO representatives, educational institutions and the mass media.

Download Teachers' Assessment of UN-Related Activities in Armenia:

English short version (*pdf, 30 KB)

Armenian version (*pdf, 288 KB)