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[13PacRimLPolyJ257] The Central Case Approach to Human Rights: Its Universal Application and the Singapore Example

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dc.contributor.author Cheng, Tai-Heng
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-08T21:26:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-08T21:26:03Z
dc.date.issued 2004-04
dc.identifier.citation 13 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 257 (2004) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-8632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/692
dc.description.abstract Tai-Heng Cheng is a J.S.D. candidate (Yale), L.LM. (Yale), M.A. (Oxon). Abstract: Human rights situations are often analyzed and described in binary terms, that is, whether rights have been violated or upheld. This Article argues that it is more meaningful to measure human rights situations in terms of deviations from a central case of key characteristics, and to understand the subtle interplay of social, political, and economic vectors that cause such deviations. Using Singapore as a case study, this Article demonstrates that in any State the real human rights situation revealed by central case analysis can be dramatically different than the traditional binary assessment of that situation. The Article concludes by showing how the central case methodology can be used by all decision-makers in every State to promote human rights, with particular reference to recent disputes over Muslim minority rights in France and Singapore, and the executive detention of enemy combatants in the United States. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.title [13PacRimLPolyJ257] The Central Case Approach to Human Rights: Its Universal Application and the Singapore Example en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2004 by Pacific Rim Law & Policy Association en_US


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