Universalizing Human Rights The ASEAN Way

Jones, W. J.

Abstract:
The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration is not a watershed moment human rights groups nor does it exemplify human rights standards of universality and utmost protection of the individual, namely by constraining the state and placing responsibility and duties upon the later. This is a consequence of ASEAN principles and norms and perceived threat to illiberal ASEAN political elites which access relativist language and logic to water down and universalist human rights constructs and undermine progressive protection of ASEAN citizens and persons within the region.

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  • Jones, W. J., (2014). Universalizing Human Rights The ASEAN Way. International Journal of Social Sciences, III(3), pp. 72-89.

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