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What Are Cultural Rights? the Normative Content of the Right to Participate in Cultural Life

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This chapter purposes to state what cultural rights are, i.e. to analyze the normative content of the right to participate in cultural life from an international law point of view. It analyzes the normative content of the right to participate in cultural life. The chapter discusses the complexity of the content and concept of culture, which has contributed the greatest difficulties in defining cultural rights. Culture is inseparable from the quality of being human, from the sense of self-respect of a person or a community. Culture is about human relations and thus constant cross-influencing, cross-fertilization, conflict and change are part of culture. When the UN was preparing Article 27 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights on the right to participate in cultural life, there was hardly any clear constitutional precedent that the drafters could rely on regarding cultural rights.

Keywords: cultural life; cultural rights; international law; normative content; right to participate; Universal Declaration on Human Rights



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