BEST PRACTICE MODEL
The Best Practice Minnesota Model combines the 1986 NGO International Conference on Tolerance for Diversity of Religion or Belief, onthe 1981 UN Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Tolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief: http://www.tandemproject.com/tolerance.pdf; And the Islamic Law and Human Rights program at the University of Minnesota Law School and Human Rights Center. http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/center/IHRP-Press_Release_Feb%204.pdf
Minnesota Fifth District Congressman Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, and University of Minnesota officials attended the 2011 opening of the Islamic Law and Human Rights program at the University Minnesota Law School. The program has been delayed but is appropriate as a best practice model in higher education on Islamic law and human rights, if launched, as a platform for an open public debate of ideas and local interfaith, multicultural dialogue: United Nations & Islamic Human Rights Declarations
The Tandem Project encourages universities and colleges worldwide to consider a UN Human Rights Education World Programme on Freedom of Religion or Belief, to raise awareness and understanding of international human rights law on freedom of religion or belief.
World Programme for Human Rights Education Phase 2 (2010-2014)
UN Human Rights Education Database