A History of Human Rights Society in Singapore: 1965-2015

1st Edition

Jiyoung Song

Routledge
Published May 15, 2017
Reference - 192 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138694729 - CAT# Y286673
Series: Politics in Asia

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Summary

To celebrate Singapore’s fiftieth anniversary for its independence from Malaysia in 2015, 35 students, academics and activists came together to discuss and write about pioneering Singaporean human rights activists and their under-reported stories in Singapore. The city-state is known for its remarkable economic success while having strict laws on individual freedom in the name of national security, public order and racial harmony. Singapore’s tough stance on human rights, however, does not negate the long and persistent existence of a human rights society that is little known to the world until today. This volume, composed of nine distinctive chapters, records a history of human rights activists, their campaigns, main contentions with the government, survival strategies and other untold stories in Singapore’s first 50 years of state-building.

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