National Human Rights Institutions in Southeast Asia

Buy Now AbstractThis book reviews Southeast Asia’s National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) as part of an emerging assessment of a nascent regional human rights architecture that is facing significant challenges in protecting human rights. The book asks, can NHRIs overcome its weaknesses and provide protection, including remedies, to victims of human rights abuses? Assessing NHRIs’ capacity to do so is vital as the future of human rights protection lies at the national level, and other parts of the architecture—the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), and the international mechanism of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)—though helpful, also have their…

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Call for Chapter Proposals

Call for Chapter Proposals Fake News and Elections in Asia: Impact on Democracy  BOOK PROJECT Submission to publisher: Palgrave Macmillan  Asia Centre invites high quality proposals for chapters of a forthcoming book on Fake News and Elections in Asia. Interested authors may submit an abstract of 300 words (max) for consideration.  The central theme that chapters must focus on is fake news and disinformation immediately prior to and during elections that have taken place in the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 in East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Chapters on Hongkong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan; Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri…

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The Universal Periodic Review of Southeast Asia: Civil Society Perspectives

Buy Now Abstract The Universal Periodic Review of Southeast Asia: Civil Society Perspectives provides a stakeholder analysis of human rights protection on the ground. The book reviews Southeast Asia’s civil society engagement with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council during the first (2008-2011) and second (2012-2016) cycle. Through evidence-based research the book identifies gaps in human rights reporting and advocacy during the UPR, notably on civil and political issues such as the right to life, freedom of expression, freedom of religion and belief, extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention, territorial autonomy and separation. The book highlights the…

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