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Short Film on the Human Right to Culture

16 Aug 2013

This summer’ a world class gathering of experts came together to discuss the human right to culture as part of the Derry/Londonderry City of Culture celebrations.
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’ which has hosted the events on 1-3 July’ has released this short film featuring NIHRC Chief Commissioner Professor Michael O’Flaherty’ UN Expert in the field of cultural rights Farida Shaheed’ and Chief Wilton Littlechild’ the UN Expert on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Professor O’Flaherty said:
‘Derry/Londonderry City of Culture is providing an opportunity for us all to recall how fundamental questions of culture are to our personal and shared identities. It is by knowing and celebrating who we are and where we have come from and by cherishing the diversity of those histories and stories that we ensure a strong thriving community. That is why culture is considered a legally binding human right.’

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