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  • Przestrzeganie praw człowieka w wybranych państwach Azji postkolonialnej – aktualne problemy

    Author: Anna Michalak
    E-mail: aniamich@wp.pl
    Institution: Uniwersytet Łódzki
    Year of publication: 2015
    Source: Show
    Pages: 115-134
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppk.2015.01.06
    PDF: ppk/23/ppk2306.pdf

    Any discussion of human rights in post-colonial countries in Asia conducted from the perspective of Western civilization faces many obstacles, particularly related to the existing cultural differences, or even barriers and different traditions. Postcolonial states, despite the remaining remnants of the colonial era – visible example in their legal system, which still contains normative acts adopted before obtaining sovereignty – very firmly based universal adoption of the catalog of human rights as defined in the UN covenants, as well as the application of the standards in their compliance, which would be in line with those elaborated within the framework of the UN. The adopted ideology of so-called „Asian values” leads to a re-widening ideological differences, or even philosophical, in the further development of democracy between Western countries and Asia. At the same time, this gives rise to extract new direction of research, which is to analyze the development of human rights in post-colonial countries of Asia and the West, the study of unknown problems that will come up in relation to the existence of the doctrine of „Asian values”. The aim of this publication is to present current issues related to the debate on human rights, which recently appeared in Singapore and India.

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