Universality Of Human Rights

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It has been argued by scholars that human rights are rights that are applicable to everybody by virtue of being human beings. All human beings are holders of human rights , irrespective of what they do, where they come from, where they live and from (i.e. their nationality and their community ). However, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 (UDHR) , and the UN Conference in Vienna 1993 reconfirming the validity of the universality of human rights, has faced a lot of criticism from different sides of scholars like RENTELN, because of its alleged western origin . And also, the flagrant postulation that the western race and culture is superior to other race and culture. However, the contention about the universality of human rights…show more content…
It is in this regard that this paper attempt to x-ray a discuss as regard RENTELN ideas and view on universalism and relativism of human right, historical aspect of universalism of human rights, arguments on universalism of human rights, the non western culture and the concepts of human right, if universalism of human right is an idea of western imperialism?, ways of justifying universality of human right as postulated by cultural relativist and the weakness and challenges of RENTELN view on human right. All analysis we be focus on RENTELN view on the…show more content…
Human rights are often regarded to be universal in the sense that most societies and cultures have practiced human rights throughout most of their history. It is true that all societies culturally and historically manifest the conceptions of human rights prior to the seventeenth century .” However, these human rights were relative to the societies . For example, in the Greek City-State, political rights and duties were conferred on free male citizens born legitimately of citizen parents , mean while the US declaration of independence proclaim that “all men are created equal” and endowed with certain inalienable rights. As opine above, human rights which the individuals possess within its society are exercise and realize in a distinct ways . In this regards, there was nothing like historical universality of values across time and culture prior to the seventeenth century. It then means that no society had a widely endorsed practice, or even vision, of equal and inalienable individual human rights
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