International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2020)

Application of human rights to intestate succession: The conflict of approaches


Dr. Bertha Nnenna Otunta

Beyond the nature of rights, a more fundamental conflict germane to this study centers on the approach to recognition and enforcement of rights. The question is whether rights should be enforceable to the individual in the same way in every contexts or whether enforcement can be influenced or affected by local circumstances and structures. The first approach underpins the doctrine of universality of human rights. The second accommodates the impact that cultural structures may have on rights application to individuals-cultural relativism. The first approach is an individual-based approach and targets the individual as the object of protection while the second allows protection through institutions and broader contexts of which an individual may be a component.
Download  |  Pages : 268-273
How to cite this article:
Dr. Bertha Nnenna Otunta. Application of human rights to intestate succession: The conflict of approaches. International Journal of Law, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 268-273
International Journal of Law