Human Rights Perspectives
edited by Tan Ngoh Tiong & Kirpa Sridharan
The contribution of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the modern world is far-reaching. Despite being a “declaration” it has exerted enormous influence on a host of international and national legislations and conventions dealing with human rights. Put simply, the principles within the Universal Declaration require legislators, institutions and individuals to consider the manner which we treat our fellow human beings during war and peacetime. Consequently, human rights have become an important issue in international relations.
This volume contains 15 essays and speeches, most of which were presented at the seminar organised by the United Nations Association of Singapore to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration. The Declaration’s passage of growth and development are examined in a critical manner, without ignoring the tough questions. Among the contributors are United Nations officials, diplomats, academics and social scientists.
This collection is a valuable addition to the literature and debate on human rights; it is relevant for students, researchers and anyone interested in human rights in our increasingly globalised world.
About the Editors
Tan Ngoh Tiong is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Psychology and Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. He has been an active Board Member of the United Nations Association of Singapore since 1992 and is its immediate past Secretary-General. Dr Tan is currently Managing Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Board Member of the International Federation of Social Workers. He has served as Past President of Singapore Association of Social Workers and as a Singapore Volunteer Overseas with the Singapore International Foundation.
Kirpa Sridharan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore where she teaches courses pertaining to International Relations and government and politics of South Asia. She has published a book entitled The ASEAN Region in India’s Foreign Policy and has published articles in journals like theThird World Quarterly, Round Table and the Asian Journal of Political Science. She serves on the Board of the UNAS and is its Assistant Secretary General.
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Dimension: 148mm x 210mm