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Cultural rights


UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits (from Article 27)

UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1976)

The right:

UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1976)

The right, in community with the other members of their group, to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practise their own religion, or to use their own language (from Article 27)

UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001)

All persons have therefore the right to express themselves and to create and disseminate their work in the language of their choice, and particularly in their mother tongue; all persons are entitled to quality education and training that fully respect their cultural identity; and all persons have the right to participate in the cultural life of their choice and conduct their own cultural practices, subject to respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms (from Article 5)

Fribourg Declaration of Cultural Rights (2007)

Donald Horne's rights:

Hawkes's proposed single right:

OR, even more simply


OR, perhaps fundamentally, just

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