• The right to participate in cultural life.
• The right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress.
• The right of the person to benefit from the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from the scientific, literary or artistic productions of which he is the author.
• The right to be free from state interference in creative or scientific activities.
Other aspects of culture are also protected in international human rights law,
For example, the right to marry and found a family, to express one’s opinion freely, to education, to receive and impart information, to rest and recreation. recreation, and the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. What other human rights are related to culture?
In relation to children, the Convention on the Rights of the Child stipulates that their education should be aimed at “… the development of the child’s personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to the maximum of their possibilities”, and Article 31 refers to the right to rest and recreation, to play and to recreational activities appropriate to the child’s age.
In 1966, the International Covenant on Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) highlighted the importance of culture: “recognizing that, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ideal of the free human being, freed from fear and from misery can only be achieved if conditions are created that allow each person to enjoy their economic, social and cultural rights, as well as their civil and political rights”.
The UNESCO Principles on International Cultural Cooperation (1966) also affirm that the wide dissemination of culture and the education of mankind, freedom and peace are indispensable to the dignity of man. Article I:
Every culture has a dignity and value that must be respected and protected.
All peoples have the right and the duty to develop their culture.
In their richness and diversity and because of the reciprocal influence they exert on each other, all cultures form part of the common heritage of humanity. In 2007, the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 12 was an important step in clarifying the concept of culture within human rights law. It affirms that indigenous peoples are equal to all others, and recognizes the right of all peoples to be different, to consider them different and to be respected as such, and also affirms that they all contribute to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures, which constitute the common heritage of humanity.
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