Thursday, April 18, 2013

Meeting in France - A video by Chieti Team

Comenius Project 2013 "Human Rights in Europe" - Meeting in France
Video made by Lisa Di Febbo & Paola Del Castello - 4B Iter Chieti

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Violation of Human Rights

Created by Vassiliki Tsichritzi, B3

Violations of Human Rights

There is now near-universal consensus that all individuals are entitled to certain basic rights under any circumstances. These include certain civil liberties and political rights, the most fundamental of which is the right to life and physical safety. Human rights are the articulation of the need for justice, tolerance, mutual respect, and human dignity in all of our activity. Speaking of rights allows us to express the idea that all individuals are part of the scope of morality and justice.

The most common violations of human rights nowadays are:
Child abuse—40 million children below the age of 15 suffer from abuse and neglect.
Gang violence—100 percent of cities with populations greater than or equal to 250,000 reported gang activity. 
(US Department of Justice).
Child labor—246 million children, one in every six children aged 5 to 17, are involved in child labor. 
(International Labour Organization, 2002).
Child soldiers—UNICEF estimates that more than 300,000 children under 18 are currently being exploited in over thirty armed conflicts worldwide. While the majority of child soldiers are between the ages of 15 and 18, some are as young as 7 or 8 years of age. 
(US Department of State, 2005).
Human trafficking—It is estimated that there are 27 million people in the world today who are enslaved. Every year 600,000 to 800,000 persons are trafficked across international borders. 
(US Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report, 2006).

To protect human rights is to ensure that people receive some degree of decent, humane treatment. To violate the most basic human rights, on the other hand, is to deny individuals their fundamental moral entitlements. 

It is to treat them as if they are less than human and undeserving of respect and dignity. Examples are acts typically deemed "crimes against humanity," including genocide, torture, slavery, rape, enforced sterilization or medical experimentation, and deliberate starvation. 

Because these policies are sometimes implemented by governments, limiting the unrestrained power of the state is an important part of international law. Underlying laws that prohibit the various "crimes against humanity" is the principle of nondiscrimination and the notion that certain basic rights apply universally.

Harry Ioannidis, Β'1

Frankfurt sightseeing

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Heidelberg and Friedberg Sightseeing

Heidelberg  is a city in south-west Germany. The fifth-largest city in the State of Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart, Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg is part of the densely populated Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. 

In 2011, over 149,000 people lived in the city. Heidelberg lies on the River Neckar in a steep valley in the Odenwald. A former residence of the Electorate of the Palatinate, Heidelberg is the location of Heidelberg University, well known far beyond Germany's borders. Heidelberg is a popular tourist destination due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape, including Heidelberg Castle and the baroque style Old Town.

Altstadt (Old Town)

The Old Town of Heidelberg starts from Sofienstrasse and brings you to the castle. In the middle there is the University Area (the oldest university in Germany), the main shopping street (Hauptstrasse) and it includes to famous Karl-Theodor-Bridge / the Old bridge.

Philosopher's Way (Philosophenweg)

Philosophenweg is the famous path, along the Neckar River has been frequented by numerous famous philosophers throughout history.

Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg)

Construction on this regal castle, the symbolic heart of the city, began in the early 1300s.

Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke)

This beautiful 18th-century bridge connects the two sides of the Neckar River.


Many consider this a must-see if you are in the area. No matter what you believe you will feel upon arrival, that all changes once you walk onto the "stage" and look up at the rows upon rows of stone benches. A historical understanding of this sight is not necessary but does add to the feeling of awe.

Market Square (Marktplatz)

Good shopping and lovely architecture.

German Pharmacy Museum 

The German Pharmacy Museum's collection of over 20.000 objects representing the rich history of medical sciences, especially the history of pharmacy. 

Housed in one of Germany's architectural landmarks, the Heidelberg Castle, our collection is worldwide the largest and finest in existence, spanning two thousand years of pharmacy history. Join our online tour through the exhibition; learn more about the organization and the museums history; have a look at our friends!

Route from Gross Karben to Heidelberg (2h2m)

Friedberg (Friedberg in der Wetterau) is a town and the capital of theWetteraukreis district, in HesseGermany. It is located 16 miles (26 kilometers) north of Frankfurt am Main
In 1966, the town hosted the sixth Hessentag state festival, in 1979 the 19th.

Castle Friedberg (Hessen), Germany