Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Chinese Approaches to Public International Law and the Rights of Individuals - Part Two

14 Nov 2014 - 09:00 to 15 Nov 2014 - 17:00

China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing

International Law Programme, China and the Future of the International Legal Order, Contemporary Issues in International Human Rights Law

Event documents

Meeting Summary
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Overview

In October 2014, the Chinese Communist Party announced ambitions to strengthen China's influence on international law and use legal methods to safeguard China's 'sovereignty, security and development interests'. This event, to be held in Beijing in collaboration with China University of Political Science and Law, is an early opportunity to discuss the implications of these plans for human rights and related areas of international law.

This is the second in a series of roundtable meetings for a global expert network developed in order to engage with the growing community of Chinese international lawyers writing, thinking and teaching about public international law and the rights of individuals. This network creates a platform for Chinese scholars working on international human rights law issues to present their thinking and exchange ideas with counterparts from outside China and build  a stronger understanding within the wider international law community of intellectual debates taking place in China about the international human rights system and China's role within it.

The roundtables form part of the China and the International Human Rights System project aimed at developing a richer understanding of China's objectives and practice within the international human rights system.