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Are Human Rights Really Universal?


This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But is it really universal? A growing number of states are claiming that human rights are incompatible with their culture.

In this episode of “On Human Rights,” Jamie Bowd sits down with Professor Emeritus in International Law at Stockholm University and the Swedish National Defence College and former board member at RWI, Ove Bring, to discuss how historical examples of human rights practices around the world have contributed to the modern understanding of human rights.