Download e-book for kindle: Cultural diversity, heritage and human rights: intersections by Michele Langfield, William Logan, Mairead Nic Craith

By Michele Langfield, William Logan, Mairead Nic Craith

This theoretically cutting edge anthology investigates the not easy linkages among protecting cultural background, protecting cultural range, defining and setting up cultural citizenship, and implementing human rights. it's the first book to handle the notions of cultural range, cultural history and human rights in a single quantity. background offers the root of humanity’s wealthy cultural variety. whereas there's a huge literature dealing individually with cultural variety, cultural background and human rights, this e-book is precise and has modern relevance in concentrating on the intersection among the 3 recommendations. Cultural variety, history and Human Rights establishes a clean method that might curiosity scholars and practitioners alike and on which destiny paintings within the background box may possibly continue.

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From this perspective, Indigenous peoples’ claim to land rights challenges the traditional individualistic approach to property rights. Property laws are concerned with individualistic title to ownership, a claim which is foreign to Indigenous peoples’ communal cultural claim to their land. Accordingly, the protection of Indigenous peoples’ land rights fits more into the category of cultural rights rather than the right to property, and human rights law has provided Indigenous peoples with legal avenues for the recognition of their specific cultural attachment to their traditional territories.

UNESCO (2005) International Convention on the Protection of the Diversity of Cultural Contents and Artistic Expressions. Valderrama, F. (1995) A History of UNESCO, Paris: UNESCO Publishing. World Conference on Cultural Policies (1982) Mexico Declaration on Cultural Policies. Yusuf, A. A. (2005) Towards a Convention on Cultural Diversity: Background and Evolution. Presentation to the Third Forum on Human Development, Paris: UNESCO. Chapter 2 Human rights and the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme Hilary Charlesworth International institutions have a tendency to compartmentalize areas of knowledge and endeavour.

According to the UN, mainstreaming human rights means integrating human rights into the broad range of UN activities. However, mainstreaming projects have had, overall, a limited impact on the UN’s compartments; this is due to inadequate resources being devoted to the task; lack of time available for experts in one area to become familiar with another set of ideas and vocabulary; and a sense that the mainstreaming project is at heart cosmetic, irrelevant and likely to have little to offer (Charlesworth 2005).

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