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"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 across the region. 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 including: - 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The rights of the marginalised in Asia: increasing protection or vulnerability? / 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 L. 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.
KNC572 .R68 2019
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.