Human Rights and Buddhism: A Social Injustice Perspective

Katherine Bracewell


Many religions across the globe and throughout history are well documented for human rights violations, both as victims of as well as being the perpetrators–from witch hunts to terrorism. Buddhism and the question of human rights violations however, seems to be an undeveloped issue that needs to be further explored. Through qualitative research, this article discusses some of the most horrifying human rights abuses relating to Buddhism.


Buddhism; Human rights; Human rights abuses

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