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 Morocco ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======= Send mail intended for the list to < >. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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