The Cultural Dimension of Human Rights

Hardcover | January 5, 2014

EditorAna Vrdoljak

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The intersections between culture and human rights have engaged some of the most heated and controversial debates across international law and theory. As understandings of culture have evolved in recent decades to encompass culture as ways of life, there has been a shift in emphasis fromnational cultures to cultural diversity within and across states. This has entailed a push to more fully articulate cultural rights within human rights law.This volume analyses a range of responses by international law, and particularly human rights law, to some of the thorniest, perennial, and sometimes violent confrontations fuelled by culture in relations between individuals, groups and the state in international society. Across the different issuestackled, the contributions are tied by one unifying thread - that culture is understood, protected and promoted not only for its physical manifestations. Rather, it is the relationship of culture to people, individually or in groups, and the diversity of these relationships which is being protectedand promoted; hence, the fundamental overlap between culture and human rights.

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The intersections between culture and human rights have engaged some of the most heated and controversial debates across international law and theory. As understandings of culture have evolved in recent decades to encompass culture as ways of life, there has been a shift in emphasis fromnational cultures to cultural diversity within an...

Ana Filipa Vrdoljak is Professor of Law and Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney. She is a member of the International Law Association's Cultural Heritage Law Committee and Secretary of the International Cultural Property Society (U.S.).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:January 5, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199642125

ISBN - 13:9780199642120

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Ana Filipa Vrdoljak: IntroductionPART I1. Pasquale Annichino and Olivier Roy: Religion, Culture and Human Rights2. Ana Filipa Vrdoljak: Liberty, equality, diversity: Culture, Human Rights and International LawPART II3. Gaetano Pentassuglia: Protecting Minority Groups Through Human Rights Courts: The Interpretive Role of the European and Inter-American Jurisprudence4. Siegfried Wiessner: Culture and the Rights of Indigenous PeoplesPART III5. Evangelia Psychogiopoulou: The EU and Cultural Rights6. Tania Voon: Culture, Human Rights and the WTO7. Yvonne Donders: Cultural Pluralism in International Human Rights Law: The Role of Reservations8. Federico Lenzerini: Suppressing and Remedying Offences against Culture