Human rights, globalisation and the Asian economic crisis / Shad Saleem Faruqi

Faruqi, Shad Saleem (1999) Human rights, globalisation and the Asian economic crisis / Shad Saleem Faruqi. Jurnal Akademik, 1 (1). pp. 45-75.

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Human rights abuses in any part of the globe deserve world-wide condemnation because state sovereignty is a shield against external aggression. It cannot be used as a sword against one’s own nationals. Haifa century after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, one can say with guarded optimism that freedom is on the march; that the human rights quest has gained a universal appeal. But despite global recognition of the legitimacy of the human rights discourse, there remain disagreement and discord on a number of thorny issues. The essay examines whether the “Asian values” argument is a smokescreen for the perpetuation of authoritarianism or whether it is a genuine attempt to resist the sweep of hegemonic “Western ” values. The author warns that the human rights quest is a journey, not a destination and one must remain vigilant against new threats like economic globalisation which has added a new form of oppression to older discriminations.

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Faruqi, Shad Saleem
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > Humanitarianism
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak > Kota Samarahan Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Jurnal Akademik
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > Jurnal Akademik UiTM Sarawak
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 45-75
Item ID: 43709
Uncontrolled Keywords: International law on human rights, Asian economic crisis
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43709

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