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Human rights and the right to development : insights into the Myanmar government's response to rights allegations

Ware, Anthony 2010, Human rights and the right to development : insights into the Myanmar government's response to rights allegations, in ASAA 2010 : Proceedings of the 18th Asian Studies Association of Australia Biennial Conference of the ASAA : Crises and Opportunities : Past, Present and Future, Asian Studies Association of Australia, [Adelaide, S.A.], pp. 1-20.

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Title Human rights and the right to development : insights into the Myanmar government's response to rights allegations
Author(s) Ware, AnthonyORCID iD for Ware, Anthony orcid.org/0000-0002-3203-5908
Conference name Asian Studies Association of Australia. Biennial Conference (18th : 2010 : Adelaide, S.A.)
Conference location Adelaide, S.A.
Conference dates 5 - 8 Jul. 2010
Title of proceedings ASAA 2010 : Proceedings of the 18th Asian Studies Association of Australia Biennial Conference of the ASAA : Crises and Opportunities : Past, Present and Future
Editor(s) Barr, Michael D.
Morrell, Elizabeth
Publication date 2010
Conference series Asian Studies Association of Australia Biennial Conference
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Publisher Asian Studies Association of Australia
Place of publication [Adelaide, S.A.]
Summary Myanmar is ruled by a military government that is strongly condemned for human rights abuses. In responding to these allegations, the Myanmar government repeatedly adopt the language of Right to Development as a counter perspective and counter allegation. The Right to Development is not well reflected in the Western human rights discourse, and both its development and Myanmar's position in the Right to Development dialogue are considered. This paper looks at the differing perspective that an understanding of the official public Myanmar response to rights allegations brings to the human rights debate surrounding Myanmar, highlighting contested ideas concerning the identity of rights duty-bearers, conceptions of those duties, and allegations of double standards. While the Myanmar position that sanctions violate the Right to Development is rejected, it is suggested that this difference in perspective is a contributor to the impasse and communication gap between the West and the Myanmar regime over human rights.
ISBN 9780725811365
Language eng
Field of Research 220104 Human Rights and Justice Issues
Socio Economic Objective 940302 International Aid and Development
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2010, Asian Studies Association of Australia
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032957

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