Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia

Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia

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Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia provides a multidisciplinary account of areas of ongoing concern for human rights across Asia. Development pressures, civil conflict, internal unrest and unstable governments contribute to the human rights volatility of the region.

Chapters cover rights relating to women, children, migrants, trafficked and displaced persons, disabled and indigenous populations, linguistic religious and ethnic minorities, political dissidents and human rights defenders. Contributors contextualize the broader impact on the social and political stability of nations and regions and the protection measures available critiqued.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138855707
  • 9781138855700

Table of contents

Part 1: Regional Human Rights Protection Mechanisms and Gaps

1. Increasing Protection or Vulnerability of Human Rights in Asia?

2. An Emerging Human Rights Regime as a Tool for Protecting the Vulnerable in Asia? Lessons from the UN Human Rights System and Other Regional Rights Regimes

3. Protecting the Most Vulnerable: Opportunities for Employing the UN Mechanisms in East Asia

4. National Human Rights Institutions in Southeast Asia: Assessing the "Protection" Role James

5. Why Asian Legal Institutions Fail to Protect the Human Rights of the Vulnerable Basil

Part 2: Politics, Society and Development

6. Impacting Human Rights: A History of Political Unrest in the Philippines

7. Exclusion and Discrimination of the Uyghurs in China

8. Human Rights in Myanmar

9. An Architecture of Exclusion: Palestinian Citizens of Israel

10. Human Rights Defenders, Foreign Investment and Land in Myanmar: A Question of Power and Marginalisation

11. Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility in Southeast Asia

Part 3: Security, Conflict and Accountability

12. Human Rights and Conflict Prevention in Southeast Asia: The Protection Gap

13. Protecting the Most Vulnerable and Preventing Impunity in an Ongoing Situation of Internal Strife in Myanmar

14. Former Combatants in Post-war Sri Lanka: Arbitrary Detention or Rehabilitation?

15. The Politics of Human Rights and Accountability in Sri Lanka

16. Negotiating Life in India and the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act

17. Recognizing the Rights of Conflict Widows: Insights from Manipur, India

Part 4: Trafficking, Migration and Statelessness

18. Regional Cooperation Combating Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia: Efforts and Challenges

19. Civil and Political Participation and Minority Rights Protection in East Asia

20. State, Gender and Migration in Thailand

21. Statelessness in Asia: An entrenched but solvable problem

22. Protecting the Rights of Refugees in South and Southeast Asia

23. Between Protection and Harm: Trafficked Persons in Southeast Asia - Where Do the Violations End? Emma

Part 5: Children, the Elderly and Disabled

24. The Human Rights of Children in Asia

25. The Need for Statutory Rights of Very Young Children in Asia

26. Challenges and Opportunities in Securing the Human Rights of Children in the ASEAN Region Sharon

27. Protecting the Rights of Older Persons in Asia

28. Disability Rights in China

Part 6: Indigenous Peoples

29. The Political-Ecological Implications of Indigeneity in Southeast Asia

30. Opportunities and Challenges in Implementing Indigenous Peoples' Human Rights in Asia

Part 7: Sexual Speech and LGBTI Rights

31. Is it Right to Speak of Sex? Equality and Morality in Sexual Speech Laws in India

32. No Regional Pattern: LGBTI Rights and Politics in Asia
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About Christie May Gardiner

Fernand de Varennes is currently a continuing visiting law professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania, and the University of Hong Kong in China. He is the former Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Human Rights.

Christie May Gardiner is a Lecturer in the College of Law & Legal Workshop at Australian National University.
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