Asian Visions at the Time of Drafting

  • Robin Ramcharan
  • Bertrand Ramcharan


Distinct Asian visions of human rights were presented by Asians in the drafting process or existed in the intellectual swirl of Asia at the time. Recalling the context of the drafting described in the preceding chapter, five visions are presented in this chapter: China, India, Lebanon, all three formally presented to the drafters, and those of Vietnam and Indonesia, then fighting for their freedom from colonial rule. Together, they testify to the quest for freedom prevalent throughout Asia at that time: political, economic, and social freedom grounded in respect of human dignity and rights.


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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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