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Do Human Rights Travel? Helena Kennedy

Do Human Rights Travel?

Helena Kennedy

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ISBN : 9780863555305
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The post-war structure of human rights instruments is the basis for much of the Wests rhetoric, policy and world view. Its universality is axiomatic. But is it as universal as we think? Many in the world, and some in the West, think of it asMoreThe post-war structure of human rights instruments is the basis for much of the Wests rhetoric, policy and world view. Its universality is axiomatic. But is it as universal as we think? Many in the world, and some in the West, think of it as culturally specific- some see it alien to non-Judaeo-Christian cultures. Is it? Is cultural relativism a cloak for human rights abuse or a statement of obvious principle? How do we navigate this minefield and how can we best uphold human rights in a world of negotiated cultures?This collection of essays is one of ten celebrating the British Councils 70th anniversary by examining some of the most critical issues for the future of cultural relations. A wide range of thinkers provides provocative and stimulating visions of the power and importance of cultural relations in the 21st century. They dont look for agreement- their aim, and ours, is to encourage debate and cut new channels for dialogue.