(JD, LLB and Law Breadth)
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UNIB20009 Human Rights and Global Justice
September 19th 2013
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Imagine that the only international human rights institutions and instruments that exist are the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. How would you build on those to create an effective system for the promotion and protection of human rights around the world?
There is no doubt that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has protected the rights of people by freeing many people from cruel and unjustified harm while setting a standard for each government in which they can make comparisons to and live by. Although since each culture has its own history and perspectives about what humans beings have the right to during their life, it is arguable that a universal doctrine for all human beings should be abolished and replaced with doctrines that draw rights for every separate culture and society. One limitation of the current Universal Declaration of Human Rights is brought up by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) claiming the declaration is too ethnocentric, meaning that this declaration was accused of holding the values of one’s own cultures superior to other cultures (Morsink, 1999). The AAA was worried that there would be no fair solution to making the human rights declaration applicable to all societies not just America and Western Europe. Others argue that for...