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Russia’s Approach to the Universality of Human Rights

  • Daria Trenina
  • Mark Entin
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Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 16)

Abstract

The Chapter opens with emphasis that Russia believes fundamental rights to be universal, as recognized in the international law instruments, and takes a similar approach as to the human rights protection issues as the vast majority of human rights protection issues.

It goes on to examine a number of issues and problem areas closely tied with the concept of universality of human rights in order to give an overview of important components of Russia’s approach thereto. These issues include universal nature of fundamental rights, evolution of rights and their interpretation in the light of changing conditions of life and obligations of the states – concepts of positive and negative obligations, correlation between human rights and values. It explains Russia’s approach to humanitarian intervention, its understanding of the “double standards” notion and discusses a myth of conflict of values between Russia and the West.

Keywords

Security Council Double Standard European Convention Minority Language Fundamental Freedom 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European Studies Institute at the MGIMO-UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Jean Monnet European Centre of ExcellenceUniversity of EssexColchester, EssexUK

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