Cultural Sovereignty, Relativism, and International Human Rights: New Excuses for Old Strategies

  title={Cultural Sovereignty, Relativism, and International Human Rights: New Excuses for Old Strategies},
  author={Anne F. Bayefsky},
  journal={Ratio Juris},
Abstract. Although the Charter of the United Nations embodied an unresolved tension between state sovereignty and the inviolability of human rights, the fall of the Berlin Wall seemed to herald universal acceptance of the legitimacy of international concern for the protection of human rights. Since that time, however, the sovereignty of states has been pushed with renewed vigour under the guise of cultural sovereignty. Three examples of the role of cultural sovereignty in the international… Expand
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