Selective Adaptation and Institutional Capacity: Perspectives on Human Rights in China
Potter, Pitman B., International Journal
Human rights policies and practices in the People's Republic of China have repeatedly been criticized for falling short of international standards. Although China has signed the international covenant on civil and political rights, so far it has ratified only the international covenant on economic, social, and cultural rights, despite repeated urgings by the international community. China's performance even under the agreements to which it is bound remains a subject of frequent criticism.1 While China's compliance with international human rights standards seems highly problematic, its human rights record can be explained at least in part by reference to China's divergent interpretations …
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Publication information: Article title: Selective Adaptation and Institutional Capacity: Perspectives on Human Rights in China. Contributors: Potter, Pitman B. - Author. Journal title: International Journal. Volume: 61. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2006. Page number: 389+. © Canadian Institute of International Affairs Fall 1997. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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