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date: 17 June 2021

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Ideas about human rights have been codified within statements produced by the United Nations since 1945 to the extent that we can now talk about the existence of an international human rights regime. However this regime has not had an even influence on every part of the world. In particular it has encountered resistance in Asia, especially in the 1990s and still up to the present day. This chapter provides an overview of the historical development of the human rights regime and considers its reception in the various parts of Asia.

Keywords: human rights, Asian values, United Nations, rights regime, Asian rights institutions, developmental rights

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