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Why Asian Legal Institutions Fail to Protect the Rights of the Vulnerable

Cheesman, Nick; Fernando, Basil


Why do Asian legal institutions fail to protect the human rights of the vulnerable? Drawing on cases from across South and Southeast Asia, we argue that Asian legal institutions generally lack an institutionalised notion of �task responsibility� to protect vulnerable persons� human rights. We track this absence along six routes to failure: non-complaint, failed complaint, absence of authority, inaction, inadequate action and non-enforcement. We call for an approach to human rights work that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.4324/9781315720180-2


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