Dealing With Human Rights: Asian and Western Views on the Value of Human Rights by Martha Meijer (Editor)


Engaging essays by scholars and world leaders involved with human rights. Focuses on Asia and the Middle East. Adopted by the UN more than fifty years ago, the practical application of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights remains far from ideal. Violations continue while politicians debate the universality and relativism of human rights. Composed of essays by scholars and world leaders including the President of South Korea and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kim Dae Jung, this book reflects different cultural perspectives and current thinking on enforcing human rights in international relations.