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II a Study of Some of the Main Challenges Currently Presented to Human Rights

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Multiculturalism developed, beginning in the 1980s, originally in the United States of America and afterwards in Europe. This development occurred during the recent boom in migratory phenomena and the simultaneous revival of nationalism. The label "multiculturalism" is first used as a "politically correct" way to designate a number of different movements, such as those related to multi-ethnicity, nationalist claims, certain sexual options, gender issues and, in general, phenomena included in the term culture. The concept of multiculturalism is also linked to some liberal attempts to respond to cultural diversity, such as those by Isaiah Berlin, John Rawls, Joseph Raz, or Will Kymlicka. The central core of classic liberal human rights declarations is traditionally composed of individual rights the first generation rights such as civil and political rights.

Keywords: globalization; human rights; International Criminal Court; International Law; International Military Tribunals; multiculturalism; National Sovereignty; Sierra Leone; war conflicts; War on Terror



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