ASEAN Attitudes toward Implementation of Human Rights Protection Law at the National Level

Ahmad, Abdullahi Ayoade and Daoud, Balogun Adekunle and Yusuf, Abdullahi Shehu (2016) ASEAN Attitudes toward Implementation of Human Rights Protection Law at the National Level. In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCES AND TOURISM RESEARCH CONFERENCE, 20 & 21 APRIL 2016, UNISZA. (Submitted)

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The ASEAN Charter was entry into force of in 2007, a clear indication that ASEAN is moving firmly and decisively towards becoming a fully-fledged rules-based regional organization. Subsequently, numerous regional workshops on domestication of human rights obligations are organized, such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) which have been ratified by all 10 ASEAN nations. Much were also deliberated on the national perspectives on incorporation, transformation and application of human rights treaty obligations as well as their national practices in giving effect to human rights obligations. The year 2009 witnessed the established of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights to promote human rights among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). By the middle of 2012, the Commission had drafted the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration and its implementation process is overseen when the Declaration was adopted unanimously by all ASEAN Nations in Phnom Penh, November 2012. Although, the Declaration details ASEAN nations‘ commitment to human rights for its over 600 million population, it has been continually criticized for the lack of transparency and failure to consult with ASEAN civil society during drafting process, while the agreement is seen clearly in paper it is far from being real. This research aimed at overseeing various strategies lay down by concerned countries to perfectly meet up with the implementation of Human Rights Protection Law, and how such can be achieved amicable among the member states. Relevant provisions, roles and actions of state actors, non-state actors, and other responsible agents will be utilized in the discourse. Finding is aimed at assisting various member states of ASEAN as regional organization in the implementation of a unified Human Rights Law.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Keywords: ASEAN, Attitudes, Human Rights, National Level, Transparency, Effective Methods
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Law, Accountancy & International Relations
Depositing User: Dr Abdullahi Ayoade Ahmad
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 03:52
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2016 03:52

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