Can ASEAN take human rights seriously? /

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Author / Creator:Duxbury, Alison, 1970- author.
Imprint:Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Description:1 online resource
Series:Integration through law : the role of law and the rule of law in ASEAN integration ; 16
Integration through law (Cambridge, England) ; 16.
Subject:ASEAN. -- Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights.
ASEAN. -- Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights.
Human rights -- Southeast Asia.
Human rights.
Southeast Asia.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Tan, Hsien-Li, 1979- author.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:The adoption of the ASEAN Charter in 2007 represented a watershed moment in the organisation's history - for the first time the member states explicitly included principles of human rights and democracy in a binding regional agreement. Since then, developments in the region have included the creation of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights in 2009 and the adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration in 2012. Despite these advances, many commentators ask whether ASEAN can take human rights seriously. The authors explore this question by comprehensively examining the new ASEAN human rights mechanisms in the context of existing national and international human rights institutions. This book places these regional mechanisms and commitments to human rights within the framework of the political and legal development of ASEAN and its member states and considers the way in which ASEAN could strengthen its new institutions to better promote and protect human rights.
Other form:Print version: Duxbury, Alison, 1970- Can ASEAN take human rights seriously? Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019 1108465900 9781108465908