Current Challenges of Human Rights in Asia

  • Vitit Muntarbhorn
Part of the Southampton Studies in International Policy book series (SSIP)

Abstract

Asia is a region of marked contrasts. On the one hand, it can boast the existence of the world’s largest democracy: India. On the other hand, some countries in the region are governed by authoritarian regimes which derogate from democratic principles. In this respect, the name ‘Marcos’ is self-explanatory. Ironically perhaps, the former regime of President Marcos in the Philippines epitomises the darker side of the human rights situation in Asia. President Marcos presented himself to the world as a champion of human rights, but some of the worst abuses of those rights were perpetrated under his rule.2

Keywords

Migration Europe Income Assure Malaysia 

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