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China and the International Human Rights System

Event Documents

Participants

Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, Project Director, North East Asia, and Adviser, China, International Crisis Group, Beijing
Sophie Richardson, China Director, Human Rights Watch
Sonya Sceats, Associate Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Shaun Breslin, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House

Overview

What are China's objectives for the international human rights system as its global power grows? Will it reshape or dismantle the world's human rights norms and the institutions that uphold them or is China on a trajectory towards greater cooperation in this field? 

Timed to coincide with China's leadership transition and its standing down from the UN Human Rights Council (after the maximum two consecutive terms), this event will explore these questions and also launch a Chatham House report, China and the International Human Rights System, by Sonya Sceats and Shaun Breslin.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.