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The Universal Periodic Review of Southeast Asia

Civil Society Perspectives

Editors: Gomez, James, Ramcharan, Robin (Eds.)

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  • First regional appraisal of the UPR in Southeast Asia
  • Identifies gaps in human rights reporting and advocacy during the UPR
  • Highlights the need for more civil society engagement on civil and political issues during the third cycle of the UPR in 2017-2020
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About this book

The research presented in this book provides a stakeholder analysis of human rights protection at a time when the region appears to be regressing into an insidious and deep authoritarianism. As political space shrinks in Southeast Asia, the book provides an insight into how civil society engaged with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council during the first (2008-2011) and second (2012-2016) cycles. Through evidence-based research, the authors in this volume identify gaps in human rights reporting and advocacy during the UPR, notably on civil and political issues such as the right to life, freedom of expression, freedom of religion and belief, extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention and claims for greater autonomy. In short, The Universal Periodic Review of Southeast Asia: Civil Society Perspectives, highlights the need for more engagement on civil and political issues during the third cycle of the UPR in 2017-2020. Failing this, the UPR process risks being reduced to a platform where civil society only engages on issues that States are willing to cooperate on. If this is the case, Southeast Asia's democratic transition will suffer a long term set back.

About the authors

James Gomez is a researcher and human rights advocate with over 25 years of international experience working for international NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, public and private universities, research institutes and think-tanks. He is presently Regional Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific with Amnesty International. He co-founded Asia Centre and served as it's first Executive-Director. Robin Ramcharan is a Professor of International Relations specializing in human rights and security issues in Southeast Asia.  He lectures at Thammasat University and Webster University in Thailand. He has previously worked in international development cooperation at the World Intellectual Property Organization.  He is a co-founder of the Asia Centre and presently serves as its Executive-Director.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction—The Universal Periodic Review of Southeast Asia: A Regional Mapping

    Pages 1-15

    Gomez, James (et al.)

  • Addressing Human Rights Protection Gaps: Can the Universal Periodic Review Process Live Up to Its Promise?

    Pages 19-35

    White, Michael J. V.

  • Universal Periodic Review on Southeast Asia Norm Building in Transition: A Hermeneutic Approach

    Pages 37-74

    Rathgeber, Theodor

  • The Abolition of the Death Penalty in Southeast Asia: The Arduous March Forward

    Pages 77-96

    Ravi, M.

  • LGBTIQ Rights in Southeast Asia: Implementing Recommendations from the Universal Periodic Review

    Pages 97-114

    Justice, Destination

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Hardcover 123,04 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-6225-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Universal Periodic Review of Southeast Asia
Book Subtitle
Civil Society Perspectives
Editors
  • James Gomez
  • Robin Ramcharan
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Asia Centre
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6226-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6226-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6225-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4832-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 229
Number of Illustrations
7 illustrations in colour
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