"It was never people who complained of the universality of human rights, nor did the people consider human rights a Western or Northern imposition. It was often their leaders who did so."
"The principle of the protection of human rights is derived from the concept of man as a person and his relationship with society which cannot be separated from universal human nature. The existence of human rights does not depend on the will of a State; neither internally on its law or any other legislative measure, nor internationally on treaty or custom, in wich the express or tacit will of a state constitutes the essential element."
Japanese judge Tanaka (ICJ)