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En regions ovilja till normförändring : en undersökning av ASEAN:s hantering av flyktingkatastrofen i Andamansjön

Kyander, Kirke LU (2016) MRSK61 20161
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
In recent years, refugees from Myanmar have tried to get to the neighbouring countries in the hope of a safe place. Most of the refugees belong to the ethnic minority Rohingya, a group subjected to systematic persecution in their homeland. In 2015 a large amount of people were abandoned at sea when the people smugglers left the boats as a result of the escalation of action by the coast guards in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. The thousands of people drifting at sea gained the attention of the international community.
This paper examines the response by ASEAN and its member countries. The aim is to analyse how the organisation's norms of a strict view of sovereignty, non-interference in other states' internal affairs, and... (More)
In recent years, refugees from Myanmar have tried to get to the neighbouring countries in the hope of a safe place. Most of the refugees belong to the ethnic minority Rohingya, a group subjected to systematic persecution in their homeland. In 2015 a large amount of people were abandoned at sea when the people smugglers left the boats as a result of the escalation of action by the coast guards in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. The thousands of people drifting at sea gained the attention of the international community.
This paper examines the response by ASEAN and its member countries. The aim is to analyse how the organisation's norms of a strict view of sovereignty, non-interference in other states' internal affairs, and decision-making by consensus are consistent with the global standards of human rights. This is done by a theory about norm localisation. The conclusions are that there has not been a norm localisation of human rights within the organisation. The member states that are more keen to see a solution of the crises are therefore forced to act outside of ASEAN, but they make sure to act in accordance with the organisation’s norms about not to criticise another member state. (Less)
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author
Kyander, Kirke LU
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MRSK61 20161
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Myanmar, Rohingya, constructivism, norms, refugees, ASEAN, human rights, norm localisation, Mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
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8875488
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2016-08-11 08:29:13
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  abstract     = {In recent years, refugees from Myanmar have tried to get to the neighbouring countries in the hope of a safe place. Most of the refugees belong to the ethnic minority Rohingya, a group subjected to systematic persecution in their homeland. In 2015 a large amount of people were abandoned at sea when the people smugglers left the boats as a result of the escalation of action by the coast guards in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. The thousands of people drifting at sea gained the attention of the international community.
This paper examines the response by ASEAN and its member countries. The aim is to analyse how the organisation's norms of a strict view of sovereignty, non-interference in other states' internal affairs, and decision-making by consensus are consistent with the global standards of human rights. This is done by a theory about norm localisation. The conclusions are that there has not been a norm localisation of human rights within the organisation. The member states that are more keen to see a solution of the crises are therefore forced to act outside of ASEAN, but they make sure to act in accordance with the organisation’s norms about not to criticise another member state.},
  author       = {Kyander, Kirke},
  keyword      = {Myanmar,Rohingya,constructivism,norms,refugees,ASEAN,human rights,norm localisation,Mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En regions ovilja till normförändring : en undersökning av ASEAN:s hantering av flyktingkatastrofen i Andamansjön},
  year         = {2016},
}