September 16, 2021

New UN Report: Impact of Fundamentalism and Extremism on the Enjoyment of Cultural Rights

via ArtsFreedom.org/Freemuse, we learn of a new report from the United Nations Human Rights Council written by Karima Bennoune – the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights.

From ArtsFreedom:

In her second report to the Human Rights Council, Karima Bennoune – the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights – considers how the rise of fundamentalism and extremism, in diverse forms, represent major threats to human rights worldwide.

From the United Nations Human Rights Council:

The Human Rights Council, through resolution 10/23 decided to establish, for a period of three years, a new special procedure entitled “independent expert in the field of cultural rights”.

The mandate was extended in 2012 for a period of three years, conferring to the current mandate holder the status of Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights (resolution 19/6). This mandate was further extended in 2015 for a period of three years through resolution 28/9 of 10 April.

The report maps how such threats gravely undermine the enjoyment of cultural rights and stresses the centrality of cultural rights in combating them.

Direct to Full Text of Special Rapporteur’s Report (23 pages; Word Doc)

See Also: Freemuse Releases Annual Report on Censorship and Attacks on Artistic Freedom in 2016 (Global)
Feb. 8, 2016.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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