Whose right it is anyway? equality, culture and conflicts of rights in South Africa

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Bentley
KEYWORDS: CULTURAL DIVERSITY, CULTURE, EQUALITY, GENDER EQUALITY, HUMAN RIGHTS
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/full_title_info.asp?id=2072
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2313

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Abstract

The contemporary debate between liberalism and multiculturalism is often cast in the mould of a conflict between the rights of individuals and the cultural claims of groups. In modern liberal democracies, the state has to negotiate between these two frequently incompatible claims, and formulate policy and legislation in such a way that is both sensitive to the claims of groups, while still protecting the rights of vulnerable persons, in particular women and children, within those groups.