• Robin Ramcharan
  • Bertrand Ramcharan


Laying the overall framework for analysis of Asia’s contribution of the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the introductory chapter outlines debates in scholarship concerning who drafted the Universal Declaration, the influence of Western philosophical and religious traditions, the role of the “Global South” in framing universal values and the Asian values debate. It locates the work in constructivist approach to the study of international relations, which emphasizes that there is a global dialogue over rights. Tracing the strong Asian contribution to the UDHR contributes to this dialogue and reinforces the universal values of the Declaration.


Universal Declaration Of Human Rights (UDHR) Asian Values Debate Human Rights Council (HRC) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Asian Drafters 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin Ramcharan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bertrand Ramcharan
    • 3
  1. 1.Webster UniversityBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Asia CentreBangkokThailand
  3. 3.Emeritus President, UPR InfoAlythUK

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