Culture in the State Reporting Procedure of the Un Human Rights Treaty Bodies, Volume 89 : How the Hrc, the Cescr and the Cedawcee Use Human Rights as a Sword to Protect and Promote Culture, and as a
Part of the Human Rights Research series
Ever since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 there has been a debate on the issue of universality and cultural diversity.
The UN human rights treaty bodies have an important role to play in ensuring a proper balance between safeguarding the universality of the rights, while at the same time leaving room for cultural particularities.
This book examines how the UN treaty bodies, in particular the Human Rights Committee, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and theaCommittee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, fulfil this role.