Asia Pacific and Human Rights

These developments are addressed in the book by an examination of the links between the evolving global human rights regime (GHRR) and the character and course of human rights in the world's most dynamic, complex and problematic region, ...

Asia Pacific and Human Rights

Human rights are acquiring an increasingly prominent role on the world stage. Interest in, concern about and action on human rights are widespread and rising, albeit in a far from globally even, uniform and untroubled fashion. Human rights have generated a booming global industry while having become, not unconnectedly, highly controversial and deeply contested. Human rights matters have emerged as a major source of disagreement, dispute and discord at and between the local, regional and global levels of social, cultural, political and economic life. These developments are addressed in the book by an examination of the links between the evolving global human rights regime (GHRR) and the character and course of human rights in the world's most dynamic, complex and problematic region, that of the Asia Pacific. The authors argue that although the Asia Pacific and human rights nexus is influenced by cultural clashes, it is largely shaped by power distributions and struggles rooted in the global political economy (GPE). The prevailing GHRR reflects the way in which globalization processes have been Western led, but its future is far from certain given the current shift in the balance of GPE power towards the Asia Pacific, and especially East Asia.

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Asia Pacific and Human Rights
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Paul Close, David Askew
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-02 - Publisher: Routledge

Human rights are acquiring an increasingly prominent role on the world stage. Interest in, concern about and action on human rights are widespread and rising, albeit in a far from globally even, uniform and untroubled fashion. Human rights have generated a booming global industry while having become, not unconnectedly, highly
Asia-Pacific Human Rights Documents and Resources
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Fernand de Varennes
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-04 - Publisher: BRILL

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Human Rights and Responsibilities in the World Religions
Language: en
Pages: 380
Authors: Joseph Runzo, Nancy M. Martin, Arvind Sharma
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-08 - Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited

This volume outlines the approaches to human rights and responsibilities within the different world religions. Featuring contributions from over 15 scholars, the book covers such key issues as women's rights, the role of international law, and responsibility for the environment. It also includes a "Universal Declaration of Human Rights by
Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Asia and the Pacific
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Derek McDougall
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-01 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Asia and the Pacific, Second Edition covers global, international, and regional organizations in Asia and the Pacific, and encompasses both governmental and non-governmental organizations. This second edition covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section
The United Nations in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific
Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: Roderic Alley
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-27 - Publisher: Springer

This study of the United Nations in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific evaluates the organization's role and performance in Cambodia and over refugees; regarding human rights, development, environment and the needs of women; within regional cooperation; and as an instrument of state policy. These cases illustrate how multilateral conduct