Read this article. Symonides laments the apparent lack of attention given to cultural rights in comparison to economic and social rights. Several explanations for this disparity of attention are offered along with an historical analysis of this development or lack thereof. The article explores the disparate manner in which cultural rights are enumerated in terms of various other human rights. This lack of cohesion has led to cultural rights being undervalued and, therefore, not protected and promoted to the same extent as other rights.