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Democratization, regional integration, and human rights: The case of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights

Ryu, Yongwook; Ortuoste, Maria


The establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) is extremely puzzling, because many ASEAN members have never been strong supporters of human rights, nor have they been advocates for intervening in the name of human rights. Why did ASEAN members, then, agree to establish the AICHR? We argue that the AICHR is the result of two factors: democratization in key regional countries and the intensifying effort of regional...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Review
DOI: 10.1080/09512748.2014.909521


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