Cultural rights are a field still relatively unknown for which few research and information are available. Yet, cultural rights are cross-cutting issues and touch on fundamental questions for our societies. Through cultural rights, it is not only the issue of cultural diversity and participation to cultural life that is addressed, but also access to scientific progress and education, the protection of intellectual property and academic liberty.
This new publication of the CETIM is part of the human rights series launched in 2005 with the objective of contributing to the information and training of all those engaged in the struggle for the respect and advancement of these rights. It is part of the CETIM's commitment, since its foundation in 1970, in support of human rights, in particular economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) and the right to development.
Conceived as educational guides, those publications analyze the content and scope of international legal texts and the practice and obligations of states. They also present existing complaint mechanisms (at the national, regional and international levels) and provide examples of jurisprudence.
This publication exists in French, English and Spanish. You can order hard copies of it to the CETIM by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +41 (0)22 731 59 63. We make it available for free to social movements and civil society organizations, in the Global North as in the Global South.