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ASEAN ‘Magna Carta’ universalizes human rights

  • Kevin H.R. Villanueva

Leeds, UK | Tue, January 8 2013 | 11:19 am

PREMIUM On Nov. 18, 2012, the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration was signed by the 10 ASEAN heads of state.

This Asian “Magna Carta” is a slender document of 40 articles that begins with a preamble followed by six sections on general principles, civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights, development, peace and international cooperation in the promotion and protection of huma...