ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism : Towards An Effective Human Rights System

Ngu, Billy King Hieng (2012) ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism : Towards An Effective Human Rights System. Masters thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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The region of South East Asia has multiple human rights problem but the creation of the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights was received with pessimism by different quarters in the region. This thesis evaluates the effectiveness of the human rights commission taking into consideration the regions background and socio-political landscape. This thesis looks into the institutional factors of the AICHR that is the characteristics, capacity and network in determining its effectiveness. It examines the approach of AICHR in promoting and promoting human rights and also the challenge that present itself along the way. The findings show that the ability of AICHR to promote and protect human rights is skewed and that real power lies with member states. The commission lacks a powerful mandate and there are multiple opportunities for AICHR to work with NGOs and CSOs in the region. This study brings to light the window of opportunity for improvement and it is suggestive that AICHR capitalise on it.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H1-99 Social sciences (General)
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan (School of Social Sciences) > Thesis
Depositing User: HJ Hazwani Jamaluddin
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 00:49
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 00:49

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