Review: Human Rights & Asian Values Amartya Sen

Introduction

The debate about the principles of ​​human rights has been occurring especially since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in the mid-20th century. One of the main points of the debate lies in the question of whether human rights are universal or special. Lee Kuan Yew (Singapore Prime Minister) who is considered as one of the architects of Asian values once gave compelling argument popularly so called “Asian Values Argument”. He said in the 1960s that Asian cultures are so different from Western cultures that they are exempt from consideration of human rights. Continue reading “Review: Human Rights & Asian Values Amartya Sen”