Mr Aidonojie Paul Atagamen and Patience Omohoste Agbale, Anne Oyenmwosa Odojor and Oluwaseye Oluwayomi IKUBANNI   (Published 2021)

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The concept of human rights over time has gained popularity and recognition. It has been observed that the evolution of human rights in the present era has aroused a lot of debate and controversy as regard its justification and applicability to a human being, by virtue of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Conference in Vienna 1993. These international treaties reconfirmed the validity of the universality of human rights, which has attracted criticizing from cultural relativist scholars like Renteln that it is based on western origin. This paper adopted the doctrinal and analytical research method in examining cultural relativist views such as Renteln’s argument on the Universality of Human Rights and Cultural Relativism if Universalism of Human Rights is Western Imperialism? Weakness and Challenges of cultural relativist View on human rights. It was therefore recommended that, in order to end the endless arguments on whether or not human rights are universal, there is a need to convene an international forum where at least a more significant number percentage of nations can form a quorum in resolving the issue. 

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Keywords: Human, right, Universalism, Relativism, Cultural, Relativism, Imperialism
Department: Public and International Law
Field of Study: Law
Uploaded By: Aidonojie Paul Atagamen
Date Added: 12 Jan 2022 12:05pm
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022
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