The Department of Government and International Relations at the Faculty of Law and Political Science (FLPS) and the Human Rights Club successfully completed for the fifth consecutive year the “Human Rights Trivia Competition.” This event was held on January 13, 2017, at the NDU main campus. The main objective of this competition is to impart to students important information about human rights, which is not a subject incorporated in their study programs, and to introduce human rights as a growing field of study and as a future career.
Jury members consisted of well-respected figures in their respective professional fields, and together they represented the gathering of the academic and advocacy elites in the field of human rights in Lebanon.
Around 20 schools participated in this year’s edition. The teams prepared for more than three months and received a training session at NDU. The teams competed over two rounds; in the first round, six schools qualified for the second round, which was held a week later.
At the end of the second (and final) round, the schools ranked from first to third were:
- Sagesse High School
- Monsif National School
- Saint Joseph School
Each of the schools in the top three received a trophy and a financial prize to support human rights activities in their school. Also, each participating student received a certificate.