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Guangzhou University Institute for Human Rights

Guangzhou University / Guangzhou

Abstract

The Guangzhou University Institute for Human Rights was founded in 2004 and is the most prestigious research and training centre on human rights currently established in China.

The Institute employs 13 researchers and was founded by professor Buyun Li, the Institute's current Dean. The other leading figure of the Guangzhou University Institute for Human Rights is the Director professor Songcai Yang.

The Institute provides training and education on human rights and elaborates comprehensive research on the topic. Its two main academic figures, professors Li and Yang, are the authors of the first and most widespread human rights textbook in China.

In May 2016, the Guangzhou University Institute for Human Rights signed a Memorandum of cooperation with the PhD programme Human Rights, Society and Multilevel Governance of the University of Padova aiming at enhancing students exchanges at all the levels of university education and training and envisaging future research cooperation between the two universities.

Contact

Address: No. 230 Waihuan Road(W), Mega City for Higher Education, Panyu District, Guangzhou, PRC, 510006

Telephone: +86 (20) 39366992

Fax: +86 (20) 39366733

 

 

Research Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RCHRHL)

Peking University Law School / Beijing

Abstract

The Research Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RCHRHL) of Peking University Law School was founded on 25 April 1997, with the name "Research Center for Human Rights" (RCHR) until 2008.

RCHRHL is an academic association with scholars in international law, criminal procedure law, administrative law, comparative law and other human rights areas. Since 23 April 2008, the Center has adopted its current name in order to expand the scope of research and international cooperation.

RCHRHL and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), Lund University, Sweden have been cooperating in the field of human rights promotion and education since 1997. In 2004, the human rights master program (the Program), jointly cooperated between the RCHRHL and RWI, was launched at Peking University as the first human rights education program for master students on the Chinese mainland. The duration of the Program is three semesters (two since 2011) and each round of the Program enrolls 20 students (25 since 2008) from Masters, PhD candidates at Peking University.

RCHRHL has held academic symposia and seminars on theoretical and practical human rights issues at both domestic and international levels. It serves as an advisory body for governmental institutions, including legislative, executive and judicial organs on matters such as the observation and implementation of international human rights conventions. The Center also publishes academic works in the field of human rights , including research achievements and translations.

RCHRHL aims at facilitating academic exchange both at home and abroad in the field of human rights and humanitarian law, developing human rights education and research, advancing the human rights awareness among Chinese citizens.

Publications

• Human Rights: Chinese & Canadian Perspectives (Chinese Law Press, 1998)

• Judicial Justice and Human Rights Protection (China Legal PublishingHouse, 2001).

• Selected Documents on International Human Rights Law. Peking University

• Human Rights in the Perspective of Law (Peking University Press, 2003)

• Reports on the Pre-trial Detention System in China (Peking University Press, 2004)

• An Empirical Study of Criminal Defense System (Peking University Press, 2005).

Contact

Tel: 86-10-62767955

Fax: 86-10-62767087

E-mail: humanrights@pku.edu.cn

Admin Office: Rm 301-1, Leo KoGuan Bldg, Peking University Law School

Human Rights Online Portal:http://www.hrol.org (Chinese version with English introduction)

 

 

SWUPL's Center of Education & Study of Human Rights (CESHR)

Southwest University of Political Science and Law / Chongqing  

Abstract

       SWUPL's Center of Education & Study of Human Rights is directly under the Southwest University of Political Science and Law, paralleling other faculties, mainly engaged in human rights education training, theoretical research, practical survey, and so on.

Southwest University of Political Science and Law embarked on human rights education and research in the leading domestic level since the late 1980s, with the endeavors of one generation after another, which is unknown dedication to the field of human rights with pragmatic spirit. To implement better the national action plan on human rights, according to the model of the Ministry of Education on building ordinary college humanities and social science research key base and innovation base, the Southwest University of Political Science and Law optimize and merge 7 independent centers into Center of Education and Study of Human Rights. President Fu Zitang is appointed as a part-time director and Professor Zhang Yonghe holds the post of executive director.

The Center which has the advantage of social science education and research based on the law embarks on the theoretical study of human rights, human rights education, human rights practice and academic exchange.

The Center has 27 managers and researchers, including 7 formal staffs, and sets 6 research offices: human rights theory and historical research, economic and social culture rights research, civil rights and political rights research, China's human rights development research, special subject right assurance and international human rights research; 4 departments: legal aid center, education training department, information department and administrative office, which respectively designates directors in each section.

The main aims of Center Education and Study of Human Rights are to: supply policy suggestions for governments on the academic research related to human rights, build an education and training platform for college students and social organizations, provide consultation and legal aid for individual and vulnerable groups, promote international exchange and cooperation, and develop information integration and resource sharing in the human rights field.

At present, the Center is experiencing a period of transition, members of the center will guide the thinking with the Theory of Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics on the expansion of democracy, strengthen the legal system, improvement of the People's Livelihood and safeguard of human rights, facing the prosperous development of human rights, combine the universal principle of human rights with specific national conditions , construct the Chinese discourse System of human rights accepted by the world, and make efforts to promote and safeguard in the prosperity development of human rights.

Publication

Chinese Human Rights Review, 2012.

Fu Zi-Tang and Zhang Yong-He, Review “National Human Rights Action and Plan (2012-2015)”,  2012.

Meng Qing-Tao, Revolution, Constitution and Modernity, 2012.

Fu Zi-Tang and Hu Xin-Jian, Marxism, Human Rights Theory and Implications in China .

Zhao Shu-kun, Theory and Application about the Protection of Human Rights for Special Groups in China.

Lu Xing-Fu, the Application of the Right to Know in China.

Zhou Li, Right to Resistance.

Zhang Zheng, Chinese Constitution in 1982 and the Human Rights protection.

Contact

Tel: +86-23-67258917

Fax: +86-23-67258909

E-mail: xzxzhr@163.com

Address: St. Baosheng 301# Dist. Yubei Chongqing P.R.China SWUPL's Zhiya Building 3rd Floor

Zip Code: 401120

http://202.202.80.26/renquan/english.html (English version)

http://202.202.80.26/renquan/index.html    (Chinese version)

 

Research Centre for International Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law

China University of Political Science and Law / Beijing

Abstract

The Research Center for International Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law (RCICL) is an academic body for the research of international criminal law (ICL) and international humanitarian law (IHL) at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). It was founded on 29 September 2007. The RCICL is dedicated to the dissemination of the knowledge of ICL and IHL in China, the expansion of the communication and cooperation with the counterparts in other countries in the field of ICL and IHL, and the provision of legal service to the Government and civil society in the field of ICL and IHL. The main tasks of the RCICL are: to open an optional course of IHL for the undergraduates in bi-languages; to open a course of ICL for the graduates; to organize and participate in the moot court competitions on ICL and IHL at home and abroad; to hold academic symposiums on ICL and IHL nationally and internationally; to publish the academic monographs on ICL and IHL. The members of the RCICL are from Faculty of International Law at CUPL, and some honorable members are invited to be sitting. The Director of the RCICL is Professor LING Yan, and the main members are Professor MA Chengyuan and Dr. ZHU Lijiang. In order to promote the teaching and research of ICL and IHL in China, the RCICL is willing to co-operate with other institutions at home and abroad, and expects to receive supports of various forms world-wide.

Publication

Andrea De Guttry (Editor), Lijiang Zhu (Editor), Emanuele Sommario (Editor),China's and Italy's Participation in Peacekeeping Operations: Existing Models, Emerging Challenges,  May 2, 2014.

Zhu Lijiang, A Test of International Humanitarian Law on Landmines in Recent Armed Conflicts: Problems and Possible Solutions, in M.J. Matheson and D. Momtaz (eds.): Rules and Institutions of International Humanitarian Law Put to the Test of Recent Armed Conflicts (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010)

Zhu Lijiang, Some Asian States’ Opposition to the Concept of War Crimes in Non-International Armed Conflicts and Its Legal Implications’, Asian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 14, 2010, pp. 71-99. (This paper won the Sata Prize 2007.)

ZHU Lijiang, International Law on Landmines: Landscapes and Problems, Journal of Xi'an Academy of Political Science of the People's Liberation Army, Vol.22, No.3, 2009, pp. 72-78.

LING Yan, Making Peace Through Justice: New Development in International Criminal Law,  World Affairs Press, Beijing, 2009.

Contact

Address: Office of Faculty of International Law, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), No. 25 Xitucheng Road, Haidian District, Beijing, P. R. China, 100088

Tel:+ 0086 10 5890 8195

Fax:+ 0086 10 5890 8199

Email: rcicl-cupl@163.com

http://www.rcicl.org/english/index.asp (English version)

http://www.rcicl.org/index.asp (Chinese version)

 

 

Institute of Human Rights

China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) / Beijing

Abstract

The Institution for Human Rights at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) was established in 2011 to replace the former Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law that was founded in 2002. The establishment of the Institute for Human Rights was the direct result of a close collaboration by the Ministry of Education and the State Council Information Office. Among its various functions, the Institute is mainly an independent research center that serves as the national base for providing Human Rights education and training, and it is given the status of an independent academic department directly affiliated under the university.

The main mission of the Institute is to conduct comprehensive Human Rights research, to promote Human Rights education to students, and to provide Human Rights trainings to teachers and professionals. During the process, the Institute aims to deepen the academic exchanges and cooperation that foster mutual intercultural understandings between domestic and foreign institutions and scholars. In addition, the Institute serves as a consultative body to the government and various social organizations by providing recommendations related to Human Rights. Furthermore, the Institute also offers information about Human Rights to the general public and intends to broaden its knowledge with respect to Human Rights issues.

A group of experienced Human Rights scholars provide high quality education to masters and phD students. Together, they conduct in-depth research on topics such as Theories of Human Rights, International Human Rights Law, Domestic Mechanisms for Human Rights Protection, Human Rights in Criminal Justice, Human Rights and Constitution, and National Human Rights Institutions.

Publication

Reader on Women’s Human Rights,2012.

The Judiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 2011.

Human Rights Instructions——Manual about the Human Rights Protection Institution, Standards and Chinese Implementation, 2011.

A Study on National Human Rights Institutions, 2010.

Old dynasty and New System: Study on Constitutional Reform in the late Qing Dynasty1901-1911), 2009.

Freedom for the Thought that We have: A Biography of the First Amendment, 2009.

Principle of Human Rights Law, 2008.

Contact

Address:No.25 Xitucheng Road, Haidian District, Beijing,  Graduate School of China University of Political Science and Law

Post:100088

Tel:010-58908276

E-mail:  ihr@cupl.edu.cn

http://web.cupl.edu.cn/html/ihr/ihr_2238/ihr_2238.html (English version)

 

Centre for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law / KoGuan Law School 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University/ Shanghai

Abstract

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) KoGuan Law School has a long tradition and commitment to human rights and the rule of law. The Center for Human Rights Law was born in the same year when SJTU Law School was founded in 2002. The Center is renamed as the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in October 2011 to expand its focus on human rights and humanitarian law.  

The mission of the Center is to promote universal respect for human rights and humanitarian law by means of research and scholarship, academic education, and dissemination. The vision of the Center is to be a centre of excellence in human rights and humanitarian law and contribute to the development of the Chinese society based on a human rights culture.

The Center brings together the teaching, research, clinical, internship, and publishing activities undertaken by KoGuan Law School in the field of human rights and humanitarian law. It is dedicated to creating opportunities for students, faculty and the general public who are interested in the issues of human rights and humanitarian law.

Publication

Human Rights Law Review III edition, 2012.

Human Rights Law Review II edition, 2007.

Human Rights Law Review I edition, 2005.

Contact

School Office:

Tel. (+ 86 21) 34205612

Tel/Fax (+ 86 21) 34207186

Email: hrhl@yahoo.cn

http://law.sjtu.edu.cn/En/Article110511.aspx (English version)

 

Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Research

East China University of Politics and Law/ Shanghai

Abstract

Teaching human rights law in Chinese universities is a developing trend in the twenty-first century. In order to better support and develop the teaching and research in the field of international human rights law and humanitarian law, the East China University of Politics and Law established its Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Research Center in December, 2010.

The members of the Center (five part-time professors, one associate professor, two lecturers as of 2012) mainly research on law science, international law, international criminal law, involving the

science such as history and diplomacy. Professor Guan Jianqiang is the director of the center.

The Center aims to promote research and  education on human rights law and theory.

The Center has a special concern on aiding Chinese civilian victims of the war who seek compensation from the Japanese government. The Center undertakes research on the legal aspects of this issue based on international humanitarian law. The Center also focuses on promoting the theory that “no country has inherent authority to waive the rights of civilian victims of war.”

In the field of human rights law, the Center examines the relationship between international human rights law and domestic law.

Contact

Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Research Center East China University of Political Science and Law No.1575 Wan Hang Du Road Shanghai 200042 China

ph (86 21) 62071928

e-mail: guan58@sh163.net

 

Institute on Human Rights Law

Law School of Yunnan University (YULS)/ Yunnan, China

Abstract

Since the late 1990s, the Law School of Yunnan University (YULS) has been establishing relationship with the Norwegian Center for Human Rights, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) in Sweden and other human rights research institutions in China and other countries. Since then teachers and students of YULS have participated in many workshops on human rights education and research in cooperation with these institutions. The cooperation with RWI in recent years constitutes a big step for the Institute.

Since 2008, RWI has been cooperating with the four universities in western China (Inner Mongolia University, Yunnan University, Guangxi University and Northwest University of Political Science and Law), focusing on strengthening institutional capacity, development of human rights curriculums, and human rights teaching methodology. The project contributed to the increase, both in terms of quality and quantity, of human rights courses in these universities, and increased links among the teachers in these universities who are involved in human rights.

In order to enhance the capacity on human rights education and research, the cooperation with RWI inter alia focused on building a research organ in YULS through program activities.

Hence several teachers in YULS participated in all activities held under the cooperation programs and sent two young teachers and a master student to attend a Masters Program on Human Rights in Peking University. All these efforts resulted increasing interests on human rights education and research among the teachers in YULS.

The National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010), adopted in 2009, encouraged institutions of higher education in China to offer public courses and specialized courses on human rights, to support the development of related disciplines and majors, and to encourage studies on human rights theories. This action plan provided that China’s universities should take action to fulfil those purposes. Based on the above conditions and for the further development in human rights education and research, the YULS decided to establish the Institute on Human Rights Law in August 2009.

Publication

Review of Universities’ Implementation of ‘National Human Rights Action Plan (2009-2010), Journal of Yunnan University - Law Edition, vol. 25, no. 2, 2012

•  Ownership and China’s Contemporary Constitution, Tsinghua Law Review, vol. 5, no. 1

•  On the Middle National Community in “The View for Restraining Each Other by the Tripartite”, Journal of Yunnan University - Law Edition, vol. 24, no. 1, 2011

On the Constitutional Nature of the Chinese Revenue-Sharing System, Present day Law Science, vol.10, no. 2 (April 2012)

New Understanding of the Nature of Regional Ethnic Autonomy, Journal of Yunnan University - Law Edition, vol. 24, no. 6 (November 2011)

On the Nature, Function and Institutional Dilemma of the People’s Congress System, Soochow Law Review, vol. 23 (Autumn 2011)

New Interpretation of Horizontal Allocation of Governmental Powers: From the Perspective of the Analysis of Structural Functionalism, Journal of Political Science and Law, vol. 140, no.1, 2011

On the Influence of the Current Constitution on the Regional Ethnic Autonomy Law, Forward Position, no.13, 2010

The Perplexity of Legislative Power Placement in China, Journal of Political Science and Law. vol. 27, no. 5, October 2010

On the Constitutional Restraints: a Principle Restriction on the Fundamental Rights of Freedom, Northern Legal Science, vol. 4, no. 3, 2010.

On the Fundamental Rights Settings of the Citizens (or People) in the Constitutional Text, Journal of Gansu Institute of Political Science and Law, no. 109, 2010

China’s Regional Ethnic Autonomy From the International Perspective, Journal of Yunnan University - Law Edition, vol. 23, no. 1, November 2011.

• Shen Shouwen & Dong Yingxuan, The usage of degree verbs and the assurance of regional autonomy of ethnic minorities, Hei Long Jiang National Series, no. 1, 2012

• Shen Shouwen & Dong Yingxuan, An Interpretation on the Text of the Chinese Constitution and the Regional Ethnic Autonomy Law, Social Science in Yunnan, no. 1, 2012

• Ren Xinmin & Shen Shouwen, Two Different Kinds of Local Autonomy: A Comparison between the Regional Ethnic Autonomy in China and the Local Autonomy of the International Community, Journal of Yunnan Nationalities University (Social Sciences), vol. 27, no. 2, March 2010.

Contact

Address: Institute on Human Rights Law, Law School of Yunnan University (YULS) 182 yi er yi dajie, Kunming, 650091, People’s Republic of China

Tel:  (86-871) 5035595

Fax: (86 871) 5033171

E-mail: zhang_xisheng@hotmail.com; xisheng.zhang@nchr.uio.no

 

Last update

23/6/2015