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17. Human Rights | Viet Nam
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17.1 Asian Values

Prominent Southeast Asian leaders, notably Lee Kuan Yew and Mahathir Mohammed, have argued that cultural conditions in Asian states, such as those produced by Confucianism and Buddhism, are not conducive to the adoption of universal notions of human rights.

There is a debate as to whether Asian values exi…

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Vu, Cong Giao, “17. Human Rights | Viet Nam”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_2112>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922



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