Cultural Relativism and its Influence on Human Rights

Disha Jain
NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, India.

Volume III, Issue VI, 2020

This paper talks about depth the theories of Universalism and Cultural Relativism for the purpose of finding out the nature of Human Rights. However, the primary focus of this paper is to put forth instances of Woman’s Human Rights being violated due to certain cultural practices of Female Genital Mutilation, Polygamy and hence based on these grounds refrain from the incorporation of the theory Cultural Relativism.

Keywords: Universalism, Cultural Relativism, Women’s Rights, Female Genital Mutilation, Polygamy.