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Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia, edited by Fernand de Varennes and Christie M. Gardiner

Abstract
The Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia 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. 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: Participation, marginalisation, detention and exclusion Private sector responsibility and security Conflict and post-conflict rehabilitation Trafficking, displacement and citizenship Ageing populations, identity and sexuality. 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
Table Of Contents
Increasing protection or vulnerability of human rights in Asia? / Fernand de Varennes -- Why Asian legal institutions fail to protect the human rights of the vulnerable / Nick Cheesman and Basil Fernando -- An emerging human rights regime as a tool for protecting the vulnerable in Asia? Lessons from the UN human rights system and other regional human rights regimes / Debra DeLaet -- Protecting the most vulnerable : opportunities for employing the UN mechanisms in East Asia / Rhona Smith -- Civil and political participation and minority rights protection in East Asia / Raees Begum Baig -- China's most oppressed : Uyghur exclusion and discrimination / Alim Seytoff and Henryk Szadziewski -- The politics of human rights in Myanmar / Naing Ko Ko -- An architecture of exclusion : Palestinian citizens of Israel / Kathleen Cavanaugh -- Human rights and corporate social responsibility in Southeast Asia / Kenneth Christie and Robert J. Hanlon -- Human rights defenders, foreign investment and land in Myanmar : a question of power and marginalisation / Alison Graham -- Human rights and conflict prevention in Southeast Asia : the protection gap / Robin Ramcharan -- The Rohingya and other Muslim minorities in Myanmar : human rights and the marginalisation of the most vulnerable / Niki Esse de Lang -- The treatment of former combatants in post-war Sri-Lanka : a form of arbitrary detention or rehabilitation? / Ambika Satkunanathan -- Recognising the rights of conflict widows : insights from Manipur, India / Upasana Mahanta -- Statelessness in Asia : an entrenched but solvable problem / Amal de Chickera and Laura van Waas -- Protecting the rights of refugees in South and Southeast Asia / Julia Mayerhofer -- Between protection and harm : trafficked persons in Southeast Asia : where do the violations end? / Emma Bowers and Elaine Pearson -- Southeast Asian regional cooperation and combating human trafficking / Huong Le Thu -- Towards a regional framework for adherence to children's human rights in ASEAN? / Sharon Bessell -- The human rights of older peoples in Asia / Christie M. Gardiner -- Opportunities and challenges in implementing indigenous peoples' human rights in Asia / Raja Devasish Roy -- No regional pattern : LGBTIQ rights and politics in Asia / Anthony Langlois -- A rights based approach to Indian speech laws / Raadhika Gupta
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Edition
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (383 pages), illustrations
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781317518198

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