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Are universal human rights? Introduction to debates about the universality
Victor Práxedes Saavedra Rionda
Resumen: Human Rights are commonly accepted as universal. Notwithstanding such acceptance, this idea is not taken without discussion in academic forums. This article provides no more than a brief introduction to the main debates surrounding universality. By reviewing topics which seem at first hand unrelated such as the human-person debate, ideas of dignity and equality, cultural diversity and the relationship between human rights and the concepts of “rights” and “human”, we aim not to answer questions but to provo
The crime of genocide (I)
Manuel Ollé Sesé
Resumen: In the first section, the crime of genocide will be addressed from it’s genesis, how it originates and the initial discussions until the final adoption of a definition in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in 1948. This preliminary groundwork will serve to assess both the original purpose of the Convention in protecting human groups, and the interpretation of all the elements of the crime. In addition, there will be an examination of the progressive incorporation of th