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Author Nasu, Hitoshi

Title Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region : Towards Institution Building
Published Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011


Description 1 online resource (291 pages)
Contents Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Treaties and other international instruments; Notes on contributors; Introduction: Regional integration and human rights monitoring institution; Part I: International institutions; 1 The engagement of Asia-Pacific states with the UN Human Rights Committee: reporting and individual petitions; 2 Human rights monitoring institutions and multiculturalism; 3 Challenges to a human rights mechanism in the Asia-Pacific region: the experience of the Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council
4 Innovations in institution -- building and fresh challenges: the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities5 Chinese practice in UN treaty monitoring bodies: principled sovereignty and slow appreciation; Part II: Regional institutions: evolving mechanisms; 6 Resistance to regional human rights cooperation in the Asia-Pacific: demythologizing regional exceptionalism by learning from the Americas, Europe and Africa
7 Persistent engagement and insistent persuasion: the role of the working group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism in institutionalizing human rights in the region8 ASEAN: setting the agenda for the rights of migrant workers?; 9 Challenges for ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms: the case of Lao PDR from a gender perspective; Part III: Transnational and national institutions; 10 The role of networks in the implementation of human rights in the Asia Pacific region; 11 Human rights commissions in times of trouble and transition: the case of the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal
12 Corporate human rights abuses: what role for the national human rights institutions?13 Rethinking human rights in China: towards a receptor framework; Index
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 including Surya Deva, V.T. Thamilmaran, Tom Zwart and Catherine Renshaw, the book focuses on the systemic issue of institutionalizing human rights protection in
Notes Print version record
Subject Human rights -- Asia
Human rights -- Pacific Area
National human rights institutions -- Asia
National human rights institutions -- Pacific Area
Human rights
National human rights institutions
Pacific Area
Form Electronic book
Author Saul, Ben
ISBN 9780203815724