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Public Interest Litigation in Asia

Edited by: Po Jen Yap, Holning Lau

ISBN13: 9780415577816
Published: October 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £125.00
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This edited volume is a timely and important contribution to the growing field of public law discourse in Asia. Surveying many of the important jurisdictions in Asia including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, India, South Korea and the Philippines, the book addresses the recent developments and experiences in the field of public interest litigation. The book offers a comparative perspective on an important aspect of public law asking crucial questions about the role of the state and how private citizens around Asia have increasingly used the forms, procedures and substance of public law to advance public and political aims.

As well as chapters analyzing specific jurisdictions in South Asia the volume also contains a number of pieces looking at important topical issues surrounding public interest litigation in the region. These chapters consider whether PIL is an appropriate tool for addressing the grievances of various groups including refugees, victims of human trafficking and those who have experienced sex and religious discrimination.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , Asia
Contents:
Part 1: Public Interest Litigation in Greater China,
1. Public Interest Litigation in Mainland China, Fu Hualing
2. Public Interest Litigation in Taiwan, Wen-Chen Chang
3. Public Interest Litigation in Hong Kong, Po Jen Yap
Part 2: Public Interest Litigation in other Asian regions
4. Public Interest Litigation in Malaysia, Tey Tsun Hang
5.Public Interest Litigation in Singapore, Tey Tsun Hang,
6. Public Interest Litigation in India, Surya Deva
7. Public Interest Litigation in South Korea, Tae-Ung Baik
8. Public Interest Litigation in the Philippines, TBC
Part 3: Topical Issues on Public Interest Litigations in Asia
9. Religious and Cultural Minorities in Asia, Puja Kapai
10. Refugee Rights Advocacy in Asia, Kelley Loper
11. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Rights Advocacy in Asia, Holning Lau
12. Women and Children’s Rights Advocacy in Asia

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