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Current Human Rights Issues In Asia

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Many Asian countries emphasize socioeconomic rights and are still in the process of making the laws and infrastructure necessary for the protection and promotion of human rights spelled out in international and national documents. Whatever the human rights situation in their respective systems, they bring to dialog understandings of national dignity, the past, law, present priorities and principles that at some points differ significantly from those common in the United States. This chapter presents context relevant to understanding human rights practices in Asia. It outlines a few patterns of human rights problems recurring in a number of Asian countries. The chapter also mentions recent human rights success stories in Asia. It tries to identify a few problems in the human rights failures of some Asian countries, focusing more on problems based primarily on government policy preferences than on scarcity of national resources.

Keywords: Asian countries; government policy; human rights practices; human rights problems; national dignity; socioeconomic rights

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