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Towards an ASEAN Human Rights Framework: Rapid Development in the Kingdom of Cambodia
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) has since its origins in the late 1960’s been connected to the emphasis on Economic, Social and Cultural rights and the regional need for economic development. Through the intense years and debates that followed the first ASEAN Declaration the unity has made significant contributions to the Human Rights discourse due to the challenges and possibilities that surfaced. The Kingdom of Cambodia is one of the ASEAN member states poorest countries but through rapid economic development are well on its way towards becoming a middle- income nation. The local experiences of the Khmer people in the Cambodian society will provide indicators of what is needed out of an ASEAN Human Rights mechanism. This Master’s Thesis will critically analyze the evolving ASEAN Human rights mechanism as it has reached so far and what the Khmer Human Rights needs are from such a mechanism. 

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2016. , 83 p.
Keyword [en]
Asian human rights, human rights, development, ASEAN, Cambodia, economic, cultural, field study
Keyword [sv]
Mänskliga rättigheter, ASEAN, Kambodja, Utveckling, Utvecklingsstudier, handelsunion, ekonomisk, kulturella rättigheter
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295076OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-295076DiVA: diva2:932810
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Human Rights
Educational program
Master Programme in Human Rights
2016-05-30, Uppsala, 13:06 (Swedish)
Available from: 2016-06-04 Created: 2016-06-02 Last updated: 2016-06-04Bibliographically approved

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