Migration and Culture: Implementation of Cultural Rights of Migrants
The volume aims at contributing to the reflection on global cooperation in the promotion of cultural rights of migrants, including the right to participate in cultural life and to enjoy the arts, in the context of the post- COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights provide a basic legal framework for their protection and guarantee. As affirmed repeatedly, cultural diversity is a source of mutual enrichment for the cultural life of humankind. The full realization and recognition of cultural rights should be based on the principles of equality and non-discrimination. But the challenge to ensure cultural rights as being applicable to everyone is far from being won, notably when cultural rights of migrants are involved. The volume aims at exploring questions connected to international cultural rights and human migration. Legal and judicial practice on the application of internationally recognized cultural rights, and both institutional and civil society activities on the promotion and protection of migrants’ cultural rights may contribute to the ‘mainstreaming’ of cultural rights and of their implementation in the society in change, even in the social and legal context emerging from the consequences of the COVID-10 pandemic.