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Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia

Edited by: Fernand de Varennes , Christie M. Gardiner

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138855700
eBook ISBN: 9781315720180
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315720180
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<P>The <I>Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia</I> provides a rich study of human rights challenges facing some of the most vulnerable people in Asia. While formal accession to core international human rights instruments is commonplace across the region, the realisation of human rights for many remains elusive as development pressure, violent conflict, limited political will and discrimination maintain human rights volatility. </P> <P></P> <P>This Handbook explores the underlying causes of human rights abuse in a range of contexts, considers lessons learnt from global, regional and domestic initiatives and provides recommendations and justifications for reform. Comprising 23 chapters, it examines the strengths and weaknesses of human rights institutions in Asia and covers issues such as: </P> <UL> <P> <LI>Participation, marginalisation, detention and exclusion</LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>Private sector responsibility and security</LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>Conflict and post-conflict rehabilitation</LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>Trafficking, displacement and citizenship</LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>Ageing populations, identity and sexuality. </LI> <P></P></UL> <P>Drawing together a remarkable collection of leading and emerging scholars, advisers and practitioners, this Handbook is essential reading for students, scholars, policy makers and advocates of human rights in Asia and the world.</P>

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  The rights of the marginalised in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Why Asian legal institutions fail to protect the human rights of the vulnerable Download PDF
Chapter  3:  An emerging Asian human rights regime as a tool for protecting the vulnerable in Asia? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Protecting the most vulnerable Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Civil and political participation and minority rights protection in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  6:  China’s most oppressed Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The politics of human rights in Myanmar Download PDF
Chapter  8:  An architecture of exclusion Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Human rights and corporate social responsibility in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Human rights defenders, foreign investment and land in Myanmar Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Human rights and conflict prevention in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Rohingya and other Muslim minorities in Myanmar Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The treatment of former combatants in post-war Sri Lanka Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Recognising the rights of conflict widows Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Statelessness in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Protecting the rights of refugees in South and Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Between protection and harm Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Southeast Asian regional cooperation and combating human trafficking Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Towards a regional framework for adherence to children’s human rights in ASEAN? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The human rights of older peoples in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Opportunities and challenges in implementing indigenous peoples’ human rights in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  No regional pattern Download PDF
Chapter  23:  A rights-based approach to Indian speech laws Download PDF
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