Thursday, January 23, 2014
6 pm KWZ, Room 0.603
Peter-Tobias Stoll, Göttingen University

Lecture Abstract:

One of the most controversial issues about the PR China concerns its commitment to respect, protect and fulfill human rights. After explaining the international human rights system, including standards, institutions and procedures for compliance and enforcement, recent country reports and related activities of UN human rights bodies will be explained. After a brief review of relevant legal instruments of the country and the Constitution in particular, the academic debate on the issue will be briefly discussed.