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Comments from the Guest Editor–John Winterdyk

Arguably, since the signing of the United Nations Declaration of Human
Rights in 1948 not only has much been written about human rights but it
has also been fraught with controversy. Most of the controversy revolves
around the fact that while human rights espouses to be non-ideological
and non-partisan, it is in fact grounded in an ideological framework that
is largely influenced by contemporary variations of liberal democracy
that are typically found in Western democracies. International law of
human rights has been embraced by a wide range of individuals and
organizations that use the laws to camouflage themselves and their
agendas in a way so as to create a perception of righteousness and
empowerment. Notwithstanding the critical elements of how, and why