Refoundation and reformulation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

On December 9, 2019, Human Rights Day, the Süddeutsche Zeitung published an article with the headline: „The Dignity of the Individual – The UN Declaration of 1948 is based on an image of humanity shaped in Europe and America – this does not suit everyone“ [1]. This becomes particularly clear in Article 1 of the Cairo Declaration [2], adopted by 45 Muslim states in 1990: „All human beings form a family whose members are united by submission to God and all are descended from Adam. In contrast, Article 1 of the UN Declaration emphasizes the autonomy of the individual and his or her freedom. How do such different conceptions of being human come about? From a political point of view, different images of humanity lead to different goals and priorities. And to other human rights.

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Refoundation and reformulation oft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

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