This article aims to understand the concept of social minority, as it is utterly important to delve into the historical and legal aspects before explaining the notion. Human rights are most likely to be infringed by states even though they are protected by both national and international legal norms. The power is vested into people to change the tide of the battle and ensure equal rights for all minorities.

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The legal transplant has bloomed during the last decades due to many aspects, including technological developments, globalisation, and better means of communication between states. While its effects have been studied extensively in the private law area, little research has been done on its consequences upon the public law sphere (Perju, 2012).

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This article will examine the history of human rights, and then will focus on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a practice that continues to occur around the world, in the context of the conflicting doctrines of cultural relativism and universality. The paper will then question the true nature of human rights in the light of such violations: do they exist all around the world, or are they simply a Western product?

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The applicability of the right to marriage to same-sex couples is one of the highly-debated human rights issues of this century, and fundamental to the universality debate. This article will outline the arguments of this debate, and then discuss the legal limitations on the right to marry as upheld in the relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the Human Rights Committee (HRC). 

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