The Universality of Human Rights

PluriCourts directors, Andreas Føllesdal and Geir Ulfstein,  comment on Muslim countries and the universality of human rights in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.

Føllesdal and Ulfstein respond to an op-ed by professor Terje Tvedt. Tvedt argues that Norwegian government's claim that human rights are universal is wrong. He supports this argumentation with the Cairo Declaration, signed by 57 Muslim states.

Føllesdal and Ulfstein argue that Muslim states supported the view that human rights are universal, both before and after the Cairo Declaration, and that they are actively participating in international human rights organs.

Read the the full comment (in Norwegian)

 

Tags: Human Rights, Legitimacy
Published Nov. 30, 2017 9:19 AM - Last modified Nov. 30, 2017 9:20 AM