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The Resource Human rights in the Asia-Pacific region : towards institution building, edited by Hitoshi Nasu and Ben Saul

Human rights in the Asia-Pacific region : towards institution building, edited by Hitoshi Nasu and Ben Saul

Label
Human rights in the Asia-Pacific region : towards institution building
Title
Human rights in the Asia-Pacific region
Title remainder
towards institution building
Statement of responsibility
edited by Hitoshi Nasu and Ben Saul
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Asia-Pacific region is known for having one of the least developed institutional mechanisms for protecting human rights. This edited collection makes a timely and distinctive contribution to contemporary debates about strengthening the institutional protection of human rights in the Asia-Pacific region, in the wake of ASEAN's announcement in 2009 of an ASEAN regional human rights mechanism.Drawing together leading scholarly voices, the book focuses on the systemic issue of institutionalising human rights protection in the Asia-Pacific. It critically examines the prospects for deepening and widening the institutionalization of human rights monitoring in the region, challenging the orthodox scepticism about whether Asia is "ready" for stronger institutions. The volume analyses the impediments to institutions, whilst questioning the need for them. The collection provides a range of perspectives on the issues and many of the chapters bring a variety of interdisciplinary insights to bear. As such, the collection will be of interest to a scholarly and student audience in law, as well as to readers in international relations, political science, Asian studies, and human rights"--
  • "The Asia-Pacific is known for having the least developed regional mechanisms for protecting human rights. This edited collection makes a timely and distinctive contribution to contemporary debates about building institutions for human rights protection in the Asia-Pacific region, in the wake of ASEAN's establishment in 2009 of a sub-regional human rights commission. Drawing together leading scholarly voices, the book focuses on the systemic issue of institutionalising human rights protection in the Asia-Pacific. It critically examines the prospects for deepening and widening human rights institutions in the region, challenging the orthodox scepticism about whether the Asia-Pacific is "ready" for stronger human rights institutions and exploring the variety of possible forms that regional and sub-regional institutions might take. The volume also analyses the impediments to new institutions, whilst questioning the justifications for them. The collection provides a range of perspectives on the issues and many of the chapters bring interdisciplinary insights to bear. As such, the collection will be of interest to scholarly, practitioner, and student audiences in law, as well as to readers in international relations, political science, Asian studies, and human rights"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
341.4/8095
Index
index present
LC call number
KM572
LC item number
.H86 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nasu, Hitoshi
  • Saul, Ben
Series statement
Routledge research in human rights law
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • National human rights institutions
  • National human rights institutions
  • LAW / General
  • LAW / Civil Rights
  • LAW / Comparative
Label
Human rights in the Asia-Pacific region : towards institution building, edited by Hitoshi Nasu and Ben Saul
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The engagement of Asia-Pacific states with the UN Human Rights Committee : reporting and individual petitions / Ivan Shearer and Naomi Hart -- Human rights monitoring institutions and multiculturalism / Nisuke Ando -- Challenges to a human rights mechanism in the Asia-Pacific region : the experience of the universal periodic review of the UN human rights council / Shigeki Sakamoto -- Innovations in institution-building and fresh challenges : the optional protocol to the convention against torture and the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities / Sarah McCosker -- Chinese practice in UN treaty monitoring bodies : principled sovereignty and slow appreciation / Wim Muller -- Resistance to regional human rights cooperation in the Asia-Pacific : demythologizing regional exceptionalism by learning from the Americas, Europe, and Africa / Ben Saul, Jacqueline Mowbray and Irene Baghoomians
  • Persistent engagement and insistent persuasion : the role of the working group for an ASEAN human rights mechanism in institutionalising human rights in the region / Tan Hsien-Li -- ASEAN : setting the agenda for the rights of migrant workers? / Susan Kneebone -- Challenges for Asean human rights mechanisms : the case of Lao PDR from a gender perspective / Irene Pietropaoli -- The role of networks in the implementation of human rights in the Asia-Pacific region / Catherine Renshaw -- Human rights commissions in times of trouble and transition : the case of the national human rights commission of Nepal / Andrea Durbach -- Corporate human rights abuses : what role for the national human rights institutions? / Surya Deva -- Rethinking human rights in China : towards a receptor framework / Mimi Zou and Tom Zwart
Control code
644680110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780415602549
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011003142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)644680110
Label
Human rights in the Asia-Pacific region : towards institution building, edited by Hitoshi Nasu and Ben Saul
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The engagement of Asia-Pacific states with the UN Human Rights Committee : reporting and individual petitions / Ivan Shearer and Naomi Hart -- Human rights monitoring institutions and multiculturalism / Nisuke Ando -- Challenges to a human rights mechanism in the Asia-Pacific region : the experience of the universal periodic review of the UN human rights council / Shigeki Sakamoto -- Innovations in institution-building and fresh challenges : the optional protocol to the convention against torture and the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities / Sarah McCosker -- Chinese practice in UN treaty monitoring bodies : principled sovereignty and slow appreciation / Wim Muller -- Resistance to regional human rights cooperation in the Asia-Pacific : demythologizing regional exceptionalism by learning from the Americas, Europe, and Africa / Ben Saul, Jacqueline Mowbray and Irene Baghoomians
  • Persistent engagement and insistent persuasion : the role of the working group for an ASEAN human rights mechanism in institutionalising human rights in the region / Tan Hsien-Li -- ASEAN : setting the agenda for the rights of migrant workers? / Susan Kneebone -- Challenges for Asean human rights mechanisms : the case of Lao PDR from a gender perspective / Irene Pietropaoli -- The role of networks in the implementation of human rights in the Asia-Pacific region / Catherine Renshaw -- Human rights commissions in times of trouble and transition : the case of the national human rights commission of Nepal / Andrea Durbach -- Corporate human rights abuses : what role for the national human rights institutions? / Surya Deva -- Rethinking human rights in China : towards a receptor framework / Mimi Zou and Tom Zwart
Control code
644680110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780415602549
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011003142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)644680110

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