Fayçal Kutty, a Canadian Muslim human rights activist, believes that “a strong argument can be made that the current formulation of international human rights constitutes a cultural structure in which Western society easily finds itself at home. It is important to recognize and recognize that other societies may have equally valid alternative conceptions of human rights.  Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and has the right to fulfil, through national effort and international cooperation, and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable to his dignity and to the free development of his personality. While it is important to promote the development of friendly relations among nations, nothing in this Declaration shall be interpreted in such a way as to imply for any State, group or person the right to participate in any activity or to carry out an act aimed at destroying any of the rights and freedoms set forth therein. The declaration, considered a fundamental text in the history of human and citizens` rights, consists of 30 articles that detail the “fundamental rights and freedoms” of an individual and reaffirm their universal character as intrinsic, inalienable and applicable to all human beings.  The UDHR, adopted as a “common standard of performance for all peoples and nations”, obliges nations to recognize all human beings as “born free and equal in dignity and rights”, regardless of “nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, skin colour, religion, of language or any other status”.  The declaration is considered a “landmark document” for its “universalist language,” which does not refer to any particular culture, political system, or religion.   It directly inspired the evolution of international human rights law and was the first step in the formulation of the International Regulations on Human Rights, which were finalized in 1966 and entered into force in 1976. In June 1946, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the principal organ of the newly created United Nations, responsible for the promotion of human rights, established the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), a permanent body within the United Nations to prepare an organization originally conceived as the International Bill of Rights.
 It had 18 members with different national, religious and political backgrounds to be representative of humanity.  In February 1947, the Commission established a Special Committee for the Elaboration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt of the United States, to draft the articles of the Declaration. . . .