Human Rights In Asia : A Comparative Legal Study of Twelve Asian Jurisdictions, France and the USA

By: Peerenboom, Randal; Petersen, Carole J.; Chen, Albert H. Y.

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Human Rights in Asia considers 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 study discusses 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.

Title: Human Rights In Asia : A Comparative Legal Study of Twelve Asian Jurisdictions, France and the USA

Author Name: Peerenboom, Randal; Petersen, Carole J.; Chen, Albert H. Y.

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Publisher: Florence, Kentucky, U.S.A., Routledge; 1 edition (February 1, 2000): 2005

ISBN Number: 0415360021

ISBN Number 13: 9780415360029

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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Description: Very good condition. No interior writing or highlighting. Human Rights In Asia : A Comparative Legal Study of Twelve Asian Jurisdictions, France and the USA By Peerenboom, Randal; Petersen, Carole J.; Chen, Albert H. Y. Book Description This book considers how human rights are viewed and implemented in Asia. It covers not just civil and political rights, but also social and economic rights, and cultural rights. It discusses the problems arising from the fact that ideas of human rights have evolved in Western liberal democracies, and how far such values are compatible with Asian values, and applicable in Asian contexts. 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, and 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. Product Details Hardcover: 529 pages Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (July 25, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0415360021 ISBN-13: 9780415360029 Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches

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