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Human Rights in the Post-Cold War Era: The cases of North Korea, China, and Burma
With continuing human rights violations and protests against mostly Western governments accused of meddling in other country's internal affairs, international debate suggests that while human rights may have agreed upon in form, they have not been accepted in substance.
Refining Definitions of Human Rights
There is agreement in the West that human rights are absolute, but diverse opinion about the place of human rights in foreign affairs. What is the best path toward improving human rights? How does political liberalization affect economic development?
What Can and Should the International Community Do to Promote Human Rights?
In opening a discussion of human rights, countries must consider cultural and security contexts. The key to an effective human rights policy is to distinguish between punitive approaches and constructive measures: a punitive approach isolates; a constructive approach includes.
This report deals especially with what the international human rights community should do to promote human rights in Asia. In doing so, it also describes areas where new work can begin.
The Republic of Korea's Role in the Emerging Debate
While only a few years ago, Korea was alarming the international human rights community with egregious human rights violations toward its citizens, in 1993 it emerged in international fora as a solid advocate of universality.