Culture and Human Rights: Concepts, Instruments and Institutions

Andrzej Jakubowski, Warsaw

Culture and Legal Regulation

Culture and cultural rights have always been uneasy subjects for the law and its practice. Legal instruments usually refer to culture in the singular, restricting its working notion to determined areas of people’s life. In fact, most of the existing legal frameworks in matters of culture, both on national and international levels, though relating to the variety of cultural manifestations and distinct societal contexts, are generally the product of the West, and Western traditions in managing and administrating the spheres of art and culture. Unsurprisingly, legal instruments and institutions in the cultural domain are predominantly ...

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