Defending Human Rights in China: A New Era of Doom? | Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China

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by Shirley Kuang on June 9th, 2015   563 views

When and Where

  • 09/06/2015
    9:30 am - 11:00 am

  • Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
    4 Liangmahe South Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing, China, 100600
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Defending Human Rights in China: A New Era of Doom? | Foreign Correspondents' Club of China

Event Details

China’s human rights movement appears to be doomed. The state is signaling through the upcoming trials of civil rights lawyers, the impending enactment of the National Security Law and the likely passage of the Foreign NGO Law that it is less tolerant and more autocratic than many expected. Legal scholar Eva Pils (King’s College London) has been examining the latest waves of repression and their impact on human rights defenders–the individuals and groups. Please join her as she explains the current environment for human rights in China, challenging the wide current perception of doom, and discusses the outlook for foreign and domestic engagement with human rights.

ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door for non-members. Only with registration and photo ID.

Eva Pils is Reader in Transnational Law at the King’s College London Dickson Poon School of Law. She studied law, philosophy and sinology in Heidelberg, London and Beijing, qualified as a lawyer in Germany and holds a PhD in law from University College London. Her publications have addressed the role and situation of Chinese human rights defenders; land and housing rights, access to justice, and legal and political resistance. Her book China’s human rights lawyers: advocacy and resistance  was published in December 2014. Before joining King’s, Eva was an associate professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, where she co-founded CUHK’s Centre for Rights and Justice. She has held visiting positions at New York University Law School, Cornell University Law School, the London School of Economics Law Department, and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and is a Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the US-Asia Law Institute of New York University Law School.

Event information courtesy of the Legation Quarter.


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