Start Date

11-8-2017 3:30 PM

Keywords

cultural heritage, socialization, sacred space, holy places, freedom of religion or belief

Abstract

Serious problems exist for cultural heritage protection, and these problems are even more serious when accounting for the protection of sacred space and holy places. The lack of effectiveness of the majority of existing international norms and institutions will be reviewed in this paper, which shall then turn to potential sources for entrenching protection of scared space within states.

The paper shall rely on the human right to freedom of religion or belief as the basis for upholding sacred space given an emerging broader understanding of the right within the human rights framework.

The paper shall principally focus on the means by which the human right to freedom of religion or belief can be better entrenched within a social landscape by accounting for what has been termed the socialization of human rights. The notion is that as a human right like the freedom of religion or belief becomes enmeshed within society, the grounds for protection can improve, leading to a more effective manner of protection for sacred space.

 
Nov 8th, 3:30 PM

The Socialization of Human Rights as an Inroad to Protect Sacred Space

Serious problems exist for cultural heritage protection, and these problems are even more serious when accounting for the protection of sacred space and holy places. The lack of effectiveness of the majority of existing international norms and institutions will be reviewed in this paper, which shall then turn to potential sources for entrenching protection of scared space within states.

The paper shall rely on the human right to freedom of religion or belief as the basis for upholding sacred space given an emerging broader understanding of the right within the human rights framework.

The paper shall principally focus on the means by which the human right to freedom of religion or belief can be better entrenched within a social landscape by accounting for what has been termed the socialization of human rights. The notion is that as a human right like the freedom of religion or belief becomes enmeshed within society, the grounds for protection can improve, leading to a more effective manner of protection for sacred space.