The Concept of Human Rights in Asia
TOWARDS AN INTERNATIONAL LAW OF CO-PROGRESSIVENESS, pp. 289-300, Sienho Yee, ed., Martinus Nijhoff, 2004
Posted: 15 Apr 2012
Date Written: April 15, 2004
This paper highlights the differing perceptions in the West and in Asia of the concept of human rights primarily in three respects: the inquiry into the nature of human being or personhood; the inquiry into the content and scope of concrete rights; and the societal championing of the good life. Differences in emphasis as well as in 'world view' are identified in this paper.
Keywords: human rights in Asia
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