2 December 2015

Video: Cultural rights should be a human right

education and culture

"Soft" rights such as education and culture have long been given lower priority than civil and political rights in the global political system. But during the last decade, cultural rights have become increasingly important, and the UN now stresses that everybody should have access to cultural rights - e.g. education. In this video, Professor Helle Porsdam and Farida Shaheed, UN's Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, discuss the significance and urgency of the right to education and culture.

Farida Shaheed visited the University of Copenhagen to participate in the conference Negotiating Cultural Rights.

The conference was organised by the research project The Past's Future, which Professor Helle Porsdam heads.