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Chapter 32: Human rights law*
Comparative human rights law is the field of law that examines how states differ in their interpretation of human rights and in the domestic implementation of their human rights obligations. Questions that arise under this heading include the following. Are human rights universal or do they vary due to cultural differences? How much leeway do states have to interpret the content of their human rights obligations? By which methods can states ensure domestic compliance with their international human rights obligations?
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