The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights: Institutionalising Human Rights in Southeast Asia

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights: Institutionalising Human Rights in Southeast Asia

by Hsien-Li Tan

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ISBN-13: 9781107004498
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/07/2011
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tan Hsien-Li is the Executive Director of the 'ASEAN: Integration Through Law' project at the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore, which investigates the role of law and the rule of law in Asian legal integration.

Table of Contents

1. Charting the human rights institutionalisation process in Southeast Asia; 2. Enough of 'Asian values': roots of the ASEAN states' reticence towards human rights; 3. Self-determination and democracy: the human rights experiences of five ASEAN states; 4. Instituting the Regional Rights Regime: the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights and the role of civil society; 5. Human rights understanding between the ASEAN region and the United Nations: convergence, regional cohesion and national responsibility; 6. The unexplored aspect of human rights: what ASEAN needs to understand about the right to development; 7. Sustaining AICHR's substantive empowerment: implementation, integration, and international law.

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