The Concept of «Tolerance»: Lingvo-Legal Rationale for the Need to Amend UN documents in English and Russian

2020 Russian Journal of Comparative Law  
The analysis of UN and UNESCO documents in Russian and English revealed the clear content contradictions of the concept of "tolerance" and its analogues. These contradictions in the English-language documents of the UN and UNESCO indicate signs of the UN superficial approach in relation to the idea of "tolerance" and its promotion as a whole. In addition the UN documents in Russian-language version do not contain a single approach to the translation of the word "tolerance" from the UN working
more » ... nguages into Russian. This fact creates additional difficulties for understanding the idea of tolerance by readers of UN documents in Russian, including scientists and politicians. The article shows that the effectiveness of promoting the idea of tolerance will continue to decline if the contradictions in the UN and UNESCO documents related to the concept of "tolerance" will not be eliminate. The main purpose of the article is to substantiate the amend UN documents in order to eliminate the contradictions related to the concept of "tolerance" and its foreign-language counterparts in the UN and UNESCO documents. The article contains both such substantiation and an approach to making the amendments in the UN documents as a whole and in their Russian-language versions as well.
doi:10.13187/rjcl.2020.1.17 fatcat:ds5gloklcnhunowouinuucnpey