A Comparative Legal Study of Twelve Asian Jurisdictions, France and the USA
1. Auflage 2006,
532 Seiten, Kartoniert, Format (B × H): 156 mm x 231 mm, Gewicht: 802 g
Reihe: Routledge Law in Asia
Peerenboom / Petersen / Chen Human Rights in AsiaHuman Rights in Asiaconsiders how human rights are viewed and implemented in Asia. It covers not just civil and political rights, but also social, economic and cultural rights.
This studydiscusses the problems arising from the fact that ideas of human rights have evolved in Western liberal democracies and examines how far such values are compatible with Asian values and applicable in Asian contexts. Core chapters on France and the USA provide a benchmark on how human rights have emerged and how they are applied and implemented in a civil law and a common law jurisdiction. These are then followed by twelve chapters on the major countries of East Asia plus India, each of which follows a common template to consider the context of the legal system in each country, black letter law, legal discussions and debates and key current issues concerning human rights in each jurisdiction.
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Notes on Contributors Preface Acknowledgement 1. An Empirical Overview of Human Rights in Asia, France and the U.S.: The Dominance of Wealth in the Interplay of Economics, Culture, Law and Governance Randall Peerenboom 2. The Protection of Human Rights in France: A Comparative Perspective Guy Scoffoni 3. Uncovering Rights in the United States: Gauging the Gap between the Bill of Rights and Human Rights Dinusha Panditaratne 4. The Protection of Fundamental Human Rights in Japan Shigenori Matsui 5. Taking Rights Seriously? Human Rights Law in Singapore Thio Li-ann 6. Human Rights in Malaysia H.P. Lee 7. From British Colony to Special Administrative Region of China: Embracing Human Rights in Hong Kong Carole J. Petersen 8. Human Rights in Korea Chaikark Juwana 9. The Implementation of Human Rights Law in Taiwan Frederick Chao-Chun Lin 10. Human Rights in the era of "Thailand Incorporated (Inc.)" Vitit Muntarbhorn 11. The Philippines: The Persistence of Rights Discourse vis-à-vis: Substantive Social Claims Raul Pangalangan 12. Human Rights in Indonesia Hihmahanto Juwana 13. Protection of Human Rights and Production of Human Rightlessness in India Upendra Baxi 14. Human Rights in China Randall Peerenboom 15. Evolving Concepts of Human Rights in Vietnam John Gillespie 16. Conclusion: Comparative Reflections on Human Rights in Asia Albert H.Y. Chen