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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4323

Title: Human rights: a Buddhist critique
Authors: Sugunasiri, Suwanda H.J.
Keywords: Buddhism and human rights
human rights paradigm
social good
social harmony
global peace
human rights
Issue Date: 3-Jun-1999
Citation: Second Interdisciplinary Conference on the Evolution of the World Order, Ryerson University, Toronto, June 3, 1999
Abstract: "This paper claims that a Human Rights paradigm is inherently problematic, both as concept and practice. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it will argue that it undermines rather than promotes social harmony and global peace." An alternative is proposed: a 'Charter of Human Relationality' which emphasizes a moralist framework instead of legalistic. The author draws from Buddhist principles and core ideals as evidence of this moralistic foundation.
Description: Copyright is held by the author.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4323
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