This accessible text defends human rights as truly universal for all persons globally, while respecting the importance of plurality and cultural diversity. It is unique, as well, in discussing cross-cultural negotiations regarding human rights. The book shows that there is no inherent contradiction between human rights norms and social and cultural values, practices, and forms of life worthy of preservation.
1. Reasoning about Human Rights.
2. Debating the Universality of Human Rights.
3. Human Rights and Cross-Cultural Negotiations.
Appendix A. List of Human Rights Treaties and Covenants.
Appendix B. List of Major Human Rights NGOs.