An African Conception of Human Rights? Comments on the Challenges of Relativism

@article{Oyowe2014AnAC,
  title={An African Conception of Human Rights? Comments on the Challenges of Relativism},
  author={O. A. Oyowe},
  journal={Human Rights Review},
  year={2014},
  volume={15},
  pages={329-347}
}
The belief that human rights are culturally relative has been reinforced by recent attempts to develop more plausible conceptions of human rights whose philosophical foundations are closely aligned with culture-specific ideas about human nature and/or dignity. This paper contests specifically the position that a conception of human rights is culturally relative by way of contesting the claim that there is an African case in point. That is, it contests the claim that there is a unique theory of… Expand
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