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UN expert: advertising violates cultural rights

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Above: UN Special Rapporteur on cultural rights Farida Shaheed

What today is preoccupying the UN human rights system?

Not the gross and systematic human rights violations of dictatorships like China, Cuba, Russia, and Saudi Arabia, who were just welcomed back as members of the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council, and whose millions of victims have never once been given their day in court by even a single resolution.

Rather, the UN rights office — as announced in its press release  issued moments ago (see below) — is now devoting its limited time and resources to a major study on “the impact that advertising and marketing practices may have on cultural diversity and the right of people to choose their way of life.” Continue reading ‘UN expert: advertising violates cultural rights’

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