Human Rights and Cultural Diversity: the Iranian Discourse
Iranian Review for UN Studies (IRUNS), Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2019.
28 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2020 Last revised: 15 Jun 2020
Date Written: May 16, 2020
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948 and Iran was among the 48 UN Member States who voted in favor of this historic resolution. Since then, Iran has acceded to many other international instruments of human rights. At the same time and especially after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has repeatedly referred to its different interpretation of some international norms of human rights, relying on the notion of cultural diversity.
Keywords: Iran, Human Rights, Cultural Diversity, UN Human Rights Council
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