Series 1, Number 2 (Fall 1995): About the Human Rights Initiative

This volume reviews contemporary writings which have helped to refocus the human rights debate in Asia by such authors as Joseph Chan, professor of politics and public administration at the University of Hong Kong, Sidney Jones of Human Rights Watch/Asia, Jon Elster, professor of economics at the University of Chicago, Daniel A. Bell, visiting scholar at New York University, and Yash Ghai, professor of law at the University of Hong Kong. All of the authors address the question of how human rights are given meaning and prioritized in different contexts and how cultural differences affect the claim of universality.