This paper examines the evolution of ASEAN’s attitude towards human rights from one of aversion on the premise of cultural relativism to the acceptance of its universality as demonstrated by the adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration. In doing so, it also examines the veracity of cultural relativist objection to universality of human rights. The paper then examines the obstacles that militate against ensuring institutionalisation on the ground via the rule of law.
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SHAIK, Siraj Aziz.
From aversion to acceptance: Evolution of the Asean human rights agenda. (2013). Asian Business & Rule of Law initiative.
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