Intercultural dialogue is not a specific legal category that is regulated by international, European or national law in the strict sense.
It is argued, however, that intercultural dialogue can only take place in an environment where a person (and groups of persons) is guaranteed safety and dignity, equality of opportunity and participation, where different views can be voiced openly without fear, where there are shared spaces for exchanges between different cultures to take place. From this point of view, there are indeed several international and European conventions, EU directives and national legal frameworks outlining basic human, civic, economic, social and cultural rights, upon which intercultural dialogue depends.
Monitoring the ratification of some prominent examples of such legal instruments Download Table
For more information about other international legal instruments in the field of human and civil rights, see: