Can Human Rights be Universal?

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Year : 2023 | Volume :5 | Issue : 1 | Page : 1-5
By

Rishya Dharmani

  1. Student Indira Gandhi National Open University New Delhi India

Abstract

The human rights discourse lies at the heart of legitimacy and accountability of any political organisation. As a powerful idea, it has come to be associated as an integral part of leading a worthwhile life. It is the product of the abstract natural rights theory originating in seventeenth century western Europe calling for the birth of homo politicus or the political man. Two centuries between The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of The Citizen (1789) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) reflect the debates that were to come later. Prime among them is the nature of human rights itself.

Keywords: Human rights, natural law, Asian and African rights, universalism vs relativism

[This article belongs to Journal of Human Rights Law and Practice(jhrlp)]

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 5
Issue 1
Received December 19, 2021
Accepted March 9, 2022
Published January 9, 0202