HUMAN RIGHTS AND THEIR CONTEXTUALIZATION: AFRICAN CHARTER ON HUMAN AND PEOPLE RIGHT OF 1981

  • Calestino Victor Mussomar Contemporary Political Doctrine (SP/02) at the University of Rome Tor Vergata
Keywords: Human rights, Contextualization, Humanity, Dignity, Person, Ubuntu, Demobuntocrac

Abstract

The aim of this article is to propose a theoretical reflection of the urgent contextualization of Human Rights in African countries. As we know, Human Rights are transversal, that every people are a consequence of historical, social and political contexts. This article tries to defend that it is possible to avoid Western imperialism in the name of Human Rights with its form of universalism. For Africa, the context of Ubuntu is a good alternative.

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Author Biography

Calestino Victor Mussomar, Contemporary Political Doctrine (SP/02) at the University of Rome Tor Vergata

Prof. Dr. Celestino Victor Mussomar is an Assistent Professor of Contemporary Political Doctrine (SP/02) at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Prof. Mussomar holds two Ph. Ds from the Department of History, Humanities and Society at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. His second Ph.D. in Philosophy is from the Faculty of Philosophy atthe Pontifical Atheneum of Sant’Anselm in Rome. His research areas are in the areas of Philosophy, Political Theory, Philosophy of Law, History of Political thought, Political doctrine, International Relations and Theology. His research interests include topics in: African Philosophy, Human Rights, Democracy, Contextual Political Theory and African theology.

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Published
2020-10-01