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Minority Rights in Asia: A Comparative Legal Analysis

Joshua Castellino and Elvira Domínguez Redondo


This book analyzes the minority rights legal regimes in India, China, Malaysia, and Singapore, and places the discussion in the context of a wider debate on human rights in Asia. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach, including comparative constitutional analysis, international relations, and social and cultural anthropology. The book contains detailed case studies, which are supported by critical commentary. India and China, the world's most populous states, face similar problems vis-à-vis minorities, yet tackle these using starkly different techniques. Malaysia and Singapore, vocal in their ... More

Keywords: human rights law, minority rights, international law, international relations, Asia, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199296057
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296057.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Castellino, author
Lecturer, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

Elvira Domínguez Redondo, author
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Irish Research Council for Humanities & Social Sciences, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway