ISBN-10:
9004157522
ISBN-13:
9789004157521
Pub. Date:
04/24/2007
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Cultural Rights in International Law: Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and beyond

Cultural Rights in International Law: Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and beyond

by Elissavet Stamatopoulou-Robbins, Mary Robinson

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ISBN-13: 9789004157521
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/24/2007
Series: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Series , #2
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.56(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Elsa Stamatopoulou, Chief of the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, previously worked 22 years in the human rights field at the UN and published extensively. Founder and member of human rights and other NGOs, has been recognized by various awards.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: I. LEGAL HISTORY AND CONTEMPORARY CONTEXT; A. The drafting history of Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; B. Culture, cultural relativism, identity politics; C. The World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and related Intolerance; D. Dialogue Among Civilizations; II. THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN CULTURAL LIFE IN INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND PRACTICE; A. International instruments; B. Role of the United Nations human rights treaty bodies with respect to the right to participate in cultural life; C. Role of United Nations bodies other than the human rights treaty bodies; D. Role of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; E. Role of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); F. Cultural rights and United Nations operations; III. WHAT ARE CULTURAL RIGHTS? NORMATIVE CONTENT OF THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN CULTURAL LIFE; A. The context and concept of culture; B. The fundamental nature of cultural rights: not every rite is a right; C. The elements of the right to participate in cultural life; D. State obligations and violations; E. Monitoring cultural rights: indicators and benchmarks; F. Justiciable aspects of cultural rights; IV SPECIAL GROUPS;
A. Indigenous Peoples and Minorities: what are their cultural rights?; B. Other Groups; CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS; APPENDICES; SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.

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