A Defense of the International Human Rights Regime

Author:Rhoda Howard-Hassmann
Position:Balsillie School of International Affairs Wilfrid Laurier University
Pages:627-636
e Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law
ISSN: 2338-7602; E-ISSN: 2338-770X
http://www.ijil.org
© 2014 e Institute for Migrant Rights Press
rst published online 5 March 2014
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A DEFENSE OF THE INTERNATIONAL
HUMAN RIGHTS REGIME
RHODA E. HOWARD-HASSMANN
Balsillie School of International Affairs Wilfrid Laurier University
E-mail: hassmann@wlu.ca
I. INTRODUCTION
A common criticism of the international human rights regime is that
it is overly Western and liberal. Often this is phrased as a “third world”
or “southern” critique of human rights, or as an “African,” “Asian” or
“Muslim” critique.1 Some scholars of indigenous societies and their
interactions with the international human rights regime also believe
this: in this article, I analyze the arguments made by one such Canadian
scholar, Peter Kulchyski.
1. R E. H, H R   S  C 86-101
(1995).

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