Heritage Of Humanity

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Cultures are not stagnated. It can be said that every recognizable culture is historically connected and changes over time. Cultural changes and the constant recreation of cultures are a universal phenomenon indeed. A culture might have a particular strength if it is capable of safeguarding its identity even as it incorporates change, just like a person who changes over time but has his own distinct identity . At the universal level, the UNESCO has established the concept of “the common heritage of humanity” which is “accepted and affirmed for the benefit of humanity”, whereas, it is presumed that humanity itself is entitled to have such aspects of its heritage preserved . “Humanity” which is a matter that comes and is the most important aspect…show more content…
The right to take part in cultural life; ii. The right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications; iii. The right to benefit from protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which the beneficiary is the owner, and the freedom indispensable for scientific research a reactive activity . Cultural rights are said to be the end of the rights stated in the above mentioned instruments, and it almost appears as a neglected category. The lack of importance placed on the cultural rights is reflected in human rights theory. Therefore, the individual cultural rights are given less attention . It is being recognized in the recent past that cultural right is closely related to the right to education. The said right to education is stated inter-alia, in Article 26 of the UDHR, Article 13 and 14 of the ICESCR and Article 28 and 29 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This is also an important component for the economic and social rights. As education is an important aspect in developing economics and also social behaviour of each individual. Moreover, the close relation of cultural rights and education is because it can said that ‘education should also be a tool for creative participation in society, in the overall cultural evolution and in the development of respect for human rights and world order based on law as envisaged in the Charter of the UN’…show more content…
Minority rights are most often related to cultural issues, such as the survival of language, religion, educational practices and traditions . Article 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Right and the ICESCR identifies the right to preserve the cultural rights of minorities. This right was reaffirmed in 1992 UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities. And further Article 4 of the said Declaration requests States to take necessary measures to enable persons belonging to minority groups to develop their own culture . It is being identified that in the recent past there are various other UNESCO conventions that define cultural
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