The Demand for Human Rights in a Diverse Socio-Cultural World Society: Approaches and Tools

Vincent Dodoo


The universality of human rights in a culturally diverse world and the approaches and tools for dealing with the problem is the subject of this paper. Since 1945, the United Nations accepted that human rights are rights applicable to all peoples on earth and, therefore, it became necessary to develop institutions to ensure that demands for such rights by peoples of the world can be met. A primary concern of this paper is to assess the institutions and machinery provided and to determine whether they are adequate and effective for meeting the demands.

This paper is divided into three parts: the origins of the human rights agenda, approaches for meeting human rights demands and the tools and instruments needed to enforce the demands.

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