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The Prospects for a Regional Human Rights Mechanism in East Asia

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Hidetoshi HashimotoUniversity of Maryland, USA

ISBN13: 9780415948098
ISBN: 0415948096
Published: August 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Regional inter-governmental human rights organizations have been in operation for some time in Europe, the Americas and Africa. These regional human rights mechanisms have proven to be useful and effective in comparison to the global human rights mechanisms available at the United Nations. This text looks at the prospects for a regional human rights mechanism in East Asia.

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I. Introduction II. Theoretical Framework a. Functionalism b. Regional Integration c. Interdependence d. Global Civil Society and Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) e. The Implication of Theoretical Framework for Formulation of Regional Human Rights Regime in East Asia III. The Impact of Globalization on Human Rights a. Universality of Human Rights b. Increasing the Number of International Human Rights Treaties and Expanding United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms c. Human Rights Diplomacy of the US, Major Countries and International Lending Institutions IV. Prospects for a Regional Human Rights Regime in East Asia a. Assessment of Other Regional Human Rights Regimes and NGO's Contributions to the Regimes b. Assessment of Current Human Rights Situations in East Asia c. Assessment of Past Attempts to Set up Regional Human Rights Mechanisms in Asia d. Assessment of Human Rights NGOs in East Asia V. Conclusions