Peter Peverelli was interviewed by China Global Television Network (CGTN)’s most noted interviewer Liu Xin in her program To The Point of October 4, 2021. The second half of this program dealt with the statement by China’s UN Geneva representative Chen Xu. Mr. Chen proposed criticized the Western nations’ unilateral accusations against several non-Western countries regarding their human rights situation. He proposed that the UN engages in a more multi-lateral discussion. This proposition fits in with Dr. Peverelli’s research in applying the 7-Dimension model of national culture to human rights issues. During the interview, he explained that using the model, it is clear that the UN’s current ideas on human rights, including the UDHR, is strongly based on Western cultural values and therefore easily clashes with other sets of cultural values. He proposed that the world, using the UN as a platform, start fresh discussions on the definition of human rights, using national culture as the guiding model.
You can watch the interview here.