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TALAVERA FERNANDEZ, Pedro. Intercultural Dialogue and Universality of Human Rights. Rev. IUS [online]. 2011, vol.5, n.28, pp.7-38. ISSN 1870-2147.

While human rights have emerged as cultural language, it has been intensified the struggle between cultures on what should be its content and interpretation. Few authors and cultures do not accept the idea of human rights (its universality seems reduced to that), but each cultural area offer their concrete interpretation (and from there comes the breakdown of that universality). This work defends the possibility and the need to reconcile the universal dimension of rights (inherent to them) with the requirements arising from cultural diversity (inherent to the human being identity), overpassing a multicultural reading of rights (reductionist) and raising a basics points for transultural conception of such rights.

Keywords : Human rights; multiculturalism; globalisation; interculturality; cultural identity.

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