Delitos Culturalmente Motivados. Diversidad Cultural, Derecho e Inmigración
Title: Delitos Culturalmente Motivados. Diversidad Cultural, Derecho e Inmigración
Author: PÉREZ DE LA FUENTE, Oscar
Citation: European Journal of Legal Studies, 2012, 5, 1, 65-95
External link: http://www.ejls.eu/
This article analyses culturally motivated crimes and the use of culture as means of criminal defense. In particular, it studies the relationship between law and cultural diversity with a focus on the judicial application of law, and examines emergent dimensions to the notion of pluralism due to immigration. The article therefore explains arguments against universalism, feminism, and legal certainty and equal application of the law; and argues rather that cultural diversity is inescapable and enriching, and that criminal law must confront local specificities and take a non- “culturally-neutral” position, as well as provide for a culturally sensitive application of the law.
Subject: Cultural diversity; Immigration
Type of Access: openAccess