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Protection of youth rights: the mandate of national human rights institutions in malaysia


Azhar, Alias and Yeon, Asmah Laili and Ayob, Zainal Amin and Arshad, Rozita Protection of youth rights: the mandate of national human rights institutions in malaysia. Youth Convention 2016 : Pengurusan Potensi Belia Ke Arah Pembinaan Negara Bangsa. pp. 77-82.

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Abstract

Malaysia introduced the Youth Societies and Youth Development Act 2007 (YSYDA 2007) and gazetted it in July 2007. It is an Act to facilitate the development of youth in Malaysia from the aspects of education, research, and human resource. Therefore, this paper examines the efforts of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) as a national human rights institution (NHRI), playing an important role in the mainstream efforts to ensure the protection and promotion of youth rights. This paper is a qualitative research paper in which it is more exploratory in nature and possibly leading to the development of concepts and theories. This paper presents the outcome of the historical and interview approaches as to find out how and why SUHAKAM has come to take its present form. In addition, this paper also summarises the efforts and roles played by SUHAKAM, pursuant to the protection of youth rights.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Youth Rights, human rights, role, Human Rights Commission
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government
Depositing User: Mr. Che Hasan Hashim
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 02:33
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 02:33
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/24861

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