Latest blog articles with tag human rights

  • Universality blog Human rights

    Must universality of human rights give in to cultural pluralism?

    15 February 2019
    Over the past decades, universality as the cornerstone of human rights has been constantly challenged by non-western societies. Legitimacy and western political hegemony intent are the underlying grounds. In the battle between universality and cultural relativism, which one should prevail?
  • Blog over Jugoslavia tribunal

    Convincing the people of international criminal courts: what can outreach really achieve?

    5 February 2019
    Recent scholarship has suggested that cognitive biases shape the processing of any information about mass atrocities, essentially pushing individuals (at an unconscious level) to believe what they want to believe and reason about the ICTY and its work in a way that is most protective of their own sense of identity.
  • Human rights blog MCfHR hands on

    Marking two Human Rights anniversaries

    29 January 2019
    The 70 th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 25 th anniversary of the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights are a landmark in the development of human rights and a source of inspiration for academic research on new global human rights issues.
  • human-rights blog Lea Raible_MLR

    Let’s not talk about universality

    10 December 2018
    Lea Raible in Law
    Seventy years to the day have passed since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted. International human rights have since gained ground in theory, discourse, and practice. In this short post, I argue that for human rights to regain some of their traction, we should take care not to use claims to universality in order to avoid substantive moral and legal debates.
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