Abusive claims of exception
Other Names: Special case pleading
Incidence: The UN World Conference on Human Rights (Vienna, 1993) at which attempts were made to reach consensus on the universality of human rights was marred by claims of exception from Asian countries contending that standards of justice should be tempered by regional peculiarities and various historical, cultural and religious backgrounds.
Claim: The forces of repression often cloak their wrongdoing in the claims of exception.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET