Informationen zum Autor Tan Hsien-Li is the Executive Director of the 'ASEAN: Integration Through Law' project at the Centre for International Law! National University of Singapore! which investigates the role of law and the rule of law in Asian legal integration. Klappentext Charts the institutionalisation of human rights from its Western beginnings to its eventual acceptance in ASEAN. Zusammenfassung This assessment of progress in Southeast Asia on human rights examines the arduous negotiation of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)! the evolving relationship between ASEAN states' and the international human rights system! and the historical and experiential reasons for hesitancy. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1. Charting the human rights institutionalisation process in Southeast Asia; 2. Enough of 'Asian values': roots of the ASEAN states' reticence towards human rights; 3. Self-determination and democracy: the human rights experiences of five ASEAN states; 4. Instituting the Regional Rights Regime: the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights and the role of civil society; 5. Human rights understanding between the ASEAN region and the United Nations: convergence! regional cohesion and national responsibility; 6. The unexplored aspect of human rights: what ASEAN needs to understand about the right to development; 7. Sustaining AICHR's substantive empowerment: implementation! integration! and international law.