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Critique of Southeast Asia Human Rights Declaration

The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration makes references to balancing the rights with responsibilities. We are of the view that this provision is based on a false premise that individual rights negate communitarian responsibilities. This is erroneous as we contend that the nature of universality, inalienability and indivisibility of individual rights promote a responsibility to ensure the common good for all.

Maruah, a human rights group in Singapore identifies the weak points in the Southeast Asia Human Rights Declaration.

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