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About the Human Rights Initiative
With a better understanding of the aspirations of the people within individual countries, this project seeks to develop a blueprint for human rights and civil society and a more effective means of transnational implementation of human rights norms in East Asia.
Refocusing the Human Rights Debate in East Asia: A Review of Recent Writings
The Bangkok Declaration on Human Rights marked a standoff between human rights advocates and East Asian governments, underscoring the need to improve human rights discourse between East and West. These writings were distributed to participants preparing for this workshop.
On Social and Economic Rights
Linking social and economic rights to political rights is essential for human rights to genuinely fulfill the holistic vision of the UDHR, but only western Europe has been able to realize the delicate balance of socialism, capitalism, and democracy.
The Language of Human Rights in East Asia
Human rights are widely advocated for their instrumental worth, but this strategy may change. Political and civil rights may eventually be championed for their own worth after a certain amount of material well-being has been achieved.