Children without Humanness. Criança-Irân Infanticide Cultural Practice Challenging Human Rights in Guinea-Bissau

@article{Favarato2020ChildrenWH,
  title={Children without Humanness. Criança-Ir{\^a}n Infanticide Cultural Practice Challenging Human Rights in Guinea-Bissau},
  author={C. Favarato},
  journal={Politikon},
  year={2020},
  volume={48},
  pages={57 - 73}
}
ABSTRACT This article focuses on the discrepancies between the onto-metaphysical foundations of criança-irân ritual infanticide (practised in Guinea Bissau) and the principles underpinning international, legal human rights. Bissau-Guinean cosmological beliefs justify the infanticide, excluding infants from the category of human being. This paper argues that the practice and its underpinning principles constitute a threefold challenge to human rights, as analysed in the three sections… Expand

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