Re: Human rights/children's rights values

Hello Everybody, 

Thanks for raising this issue. UDHR does represent a broader consensus on
human dignity than does any single culture or tradition. Culture does not
determine moral values. Otherwise the concept of "human being" would be
relative, that is human nature would be meaningless. Human rights are but
universal and the discourse of cultural relativity is only used as a cover
to propagate injustices. It functions as a political agenda to mask the
ends of power and domination. It criticises what it considers to be
"universal hegemony" only to legitimatise local despotism.

Hamid Sadiki 

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