Human rights in Asian cultures : continuity and change : a regional report in support of the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education
Plantilla, J. R. ; Sebasti L. Raj.
Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center, Japan
human rights education
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
This book examines the issue of how human rights can be incorporated into the different cultures of the Asia-Pacific region. The book identifies cultural values; analyzes their relationship to human rights; and identifies national laws, government policies and programmes related to these values. The essays then analyze various means of integrating the values into governmental and non-governmental educational policies and programmes. The study attempts, above all, to resolve the tension between Asia’s cultural values and the universality of human rights. By means of essays by different authors, the values of different countries – India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, South Korea, Japan and Indonesia – are examined in their relationship to human rights; the issues are further examined through more thematic perspectives – literature, women, ethics, national human rights institutions, etc.
Other language: Japanese.