Business and Human Rights in Asia

Duty of the State to Protect

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

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  • Focuses on the duty of governments in Asia to uphold international human rights standards in relation to business activities in their jurisdictions
  • Examines international norms on Business and Human Rights (BHR), as well as regional policies and practices
  • Argues that while business organisations must ‘respect’ fundamental human rights, governments also have a duty to protect and to ensure that remedies are provided to victims
  • Covers innovative topics such as the rights challenges amidst the construction of highly connected ‘smart cities’ and the place of ethical consumption
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This book examines the State’s duty to protect human rights in Asia amidst rising concern over the human rights impact of business organisations in the region, a topic which has hitherto been understudied. It analyses a range of inter-connected issues: the advent of international standards, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the challenges inherent in the formulation of National Action Plans on business and human rights, the need for improved legislation and policies, access to remedies, and conflicts with indigenous peoples over business activities. The book also covers innovative themes such as BHR in the era of smart cities, ethical consumer behavior, and a human rights management system, which are emerging areas of enquiry in this field concluding with a range of critical issues to be addressed, including the need for an assessment of COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on BHR in Asia and beyond. This book is part of Asia Centre’s exploration of the nascent regional human rights architecture that is facing significant obstacles in protecting human rights and showcases the progress achieved and the ongoing challenges across Asia. 

About the authors

James Gomez is Regional Director, Asia Centre (Bangkok, Thailand and Johor Bahru, Malaysia), a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to create human rights impact in the region. Dr. Gomez is a communications and human rights specialist having served in different academic and leadership roles in the last 25 years, working for international NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, public and private universities, research institutes and think-tanks. He represents the Centre in media and public speaking engagements and builds relationships with key stakeholders around the world. 
Robin Ramcharan is Executive Director, Asia Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. He specialises in human rights, intellectual property and security issues in Southeast Asia. Dr. Ramcharan is also Professor of International Relations with an extensive teaching and publications record. He has worked over the past two decades in the not-for-profit sector, the private sector, international organisations, and in research institutes and think-tanks. In Bangkok, Dr. Ramcharan represents the Centre in interaction with external partners and oversees the various research and publication projects.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Business and Human Rights Asia—Examining the Duty of the State to Protect

    Pages 1-18

    Gomez, James (et al.)

  • Does the Slipper Fit? National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights in South East Asia

    Pages 21-34

    White, Michael

  • National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights: Norms, Procedures and Pitfalls

    Pages 35-49

    Gomez, James (et al.)

  • Multinational Corporations and Human Rights in Indonesia: The Need for Improvement in Legislation

    Pages 53-69

    Evanty, Nukila (et al.)

  • All Carrots and No Stick: Human Rights Regulation of Companies in Japan

    Pages 71-89

    Takahashi, Saul

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Business and Human Rights in Asia
Book Subtitle
Duty of the State to Protect
Editors
  • James Gomez
  • Robin Ramcharan
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Asia Centre
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-7273-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-7273-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-7272-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 272
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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