1st Edition

Marginalisation and Human Rights in Southeast Asia

Edited By Al Khanif, Khoo Ying Hooi Copyright 2023
    222 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    222 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book analyses marginalisation and human rights in Southeast Asia and offers diverse approaches in understanding the nuances of marginalisation and human rights in the region.

    Throughout the region, a whole range of similarities and differences can be observed relating to the Southeast Asian experience of human rights violation, with each country maintaining particular aspects reflecting the variability of the use and abuse of political power. This book explores the distinct links between marginalisation and human rights for groups exposed to discrimination. It focuses on ethnic minorities, children, indigenous peoples, migrant workers, refugees, academics, and people with disabilities. This book highlights the disparities in attainment and opportunity of marginalised and minority groups in Southeast Asia to their rights. It examines how marginalisation is experienced, with case studies ranging from a regional approach to country context. Paying attention to how broader socio-economic and political structures affect different people’s access to, or denial of, their fundamental human rights and freedoms, the book argues that tackling human rights abuses remains a major hurdle for the countries in Southeast Asia.

    Providing a broader conceptual framework on marginalisation and human rights in Southeast Asia and a new assessment of these issues, this book will be of interest to readers in the fields of Asian Law, Human Rights in Asia, and Southeast Asian Studies, in particular Southeast Asian Politics.

    Chapter 1. Introduction Khoo Ying Hooi Part 1: Regional and institutional approaches Chapter 2. The effectiveness of ASEAN cooperation in ending regional statelessness Su Yin Htun; Chapter 3. Violations of the human rights of migrant workers in Southeast Asia Ömer Faruk Çingir; Chapter 4. Regionalising the protection of disabled persons’ rights and their inclusion in the Southeast Asian community Muhamad Nadhir Abdul Nasir; Chapter 5. Reinventing the regional humanitarian order: Responses to the Rohingya refugee crisis from the UNHCR, ASEAN and South Asia Satria Rizaldi Alchatib Part 2: Country context and issues-based Chapter 6. Challenges in protecting religious minorities in Indonesia Al Khanif; Chapter 7. Narrating the ‘Moro’ saga in Mindanao: The quest to safeguard indigenous rights Mohor Chakraborty; Chapter 8. The problem of statelessness of the ethnic Chinese in Brunei Darussalam Lidya Christin Sinaga; Chapter 9. Filipino orientalism: The misinterpretation of Muslim Filipinos in the Philippine media Rejinel Valencia; Chapter 10. In the name of national security: Thailand and the securitisation of the Rohingya Bhanubhatra Jittiang; Chapter 11. Fluid violence and the human rights of children in the Philippines: Through the lens of developmental legal aid Archill Niña Faller-Capistrano; Chapter 12. Marginalised academics under Joko Widodo’s authoritarian politics Herlambang P. Wiratraman


    Al Khanif is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law and the Director of the Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism and Migration (CHRM2) at the University of Jember, Indonesia.

    Khoo Ying Hooi is a university lecturer at the Department of International and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Malaya, Malaysia.