Comunidad internacional, diversidad cultural y derecho internacional privado

  1. Gloria Esteban de la Rosa 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Jaén

    Universidad de Jaén

    Jaén, España


Ordine Internazionale e Diritti Umani

ISSN: 2284-3531

Year of publication: 2016

Issue: 1

Pages: 7-30

Type: Article

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The current international community can be defined as an overcoming notion of the traditional "international society", to the extent that there is place in it for values that are the hallmarks of mankind and, particular cultural diversity, which can be considered a value of every society that is considered advanced and, in particular, constituted by States that are members of the European Union. On the other hand, it is important not to lose sight of the necessarily multicultural nature of the EU, since these are countries comprising a plurality of people of different provenance and origin. The recognition of cultural diversity as a value of the EU regulations is undoubtedly present in the current process of integration, which, in turn, is related to the maintenance of peace. On the other hand, in any case, it is a responsibility shared with the Member States and, finally, it has a plurality of statements, among which are of special interest the scope of international private situations and, therefore, the receptivity of Private international Law of European origin to the value of cultural diversity (assumption of creation of multicultural societies). Notwithstanding, it is not easy to define what is meant by cultural diversity, to the extent that it should not be considered that there is one single notion, applicable in all cases, regardless of the particular field in which it is used or coined. Therefore, it is based on the notion of cultural diversity (directly related to the idea of multiculturalism) which is used by the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions of March 18, 2007.