Shandong University Human Rights Research Center
October 30,2014   By:CSHRS

I. Overview

The Shandong University Human Rights Research Center was founded in 1990 by the university as the “human rights research office.”It is one of the earliest human rights research institutions in China. In 1994, Shandong University decided to upgrade the office to become thecurrentresearch center. Prof. Xu Xianming was its first director. In order to enhance human rights law studies and showcase the latest developments in human rights research in China, the center launchedthe well-recognized academic journal Human Rights Research in 1998. In 2005, the center successfully bid to hosta key Shandong provincial research base for social sciences—the Constitutionalism and Political Civilization Research Base. In 2011, Shandong University established the Soft Law and Human Rights Research Center, which has a complete management system and parallels the Human Rights ResearchCenter. Luo Haocai, president of the China Society for Human Rights Studies and vice chairman of the 10th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, is honorary director of the center. In 2013, the center was approved to offer Taishan Scholar posts. In the past quarter-century, the center has adhered to the idea of keeping human rights as the essence of the rule of law. Through continuous effort, the center has becomean important academic base for human rights research and a training base for human rights legal talent, a think tank for implementing national human rights strategies and a window on international cooperation in human rights research.


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