ERIC Number: EJ596131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Are (Should) Human Rights (Be) Universal?
Howard, Rhoda E.
Update on Law-Related Education, v22 n3 p29,31-32 Fall 1998
Believes that the purpose of human rights is to change many culturally ingrained habits and customs that violate the dignity of the individual. Expounds the differences between cultural relativism and cultural absolutism. States that "weak" cultural relativism is sometimes an appropriate response to human-rights violations. (CMK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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