Vigorously Boosting the Development of Chinese Human Rights Theory and Practice
December 04,2014   By:CSHRS

By Qi Yanping

We feel a great honor and a heavy responsibility upon the Human Rights Research Center at Shandong University being named one of China’s national human rights education and training bases. In our view, national human rights education and training bases should keep up with the times, bring into full play their advantages of uniqueness and openness, complement each other, make concerted efforts to achieve innovation and vigorously boost the development of Chinese human rights theory and practice. The university center will continue to bring into play its traditional strength in theoretical research and graduate education and work hard to fulfill all the tasks of the center. It will focus on the following work.


1. Human rights research center with global influence

The university center aims to be not only the best research platform for human rights in China, but also to become an internationallyinfluential site for human rights research. The priorities of its work are as follows: First, the university will work on fundamental and frontier issues in human rights law and continue to lead the development trend in China’s human rights law. The center will focus on topics like science and technology and human rights, anti-terrorism and human rights protection, the environment and human rights, culturalrelativism and human rights protection, and ideology and human rights. Such research topics are open to collaboration withresearchers from around the world,this will help expand the international vision of the research. Second, the center will build a large-scale database for human rights legal research, covering all major academic papers and other publications, international and regional human rights treaties and human rights legal cases. Third, the center will further build the capacity of its research teams, attracting five to 10 young experts who have obtained doctoral degrees from overseas higher-learning institutions, two to three foreign experts who have some influence in the academic world and two to three scholars who have work experience in international human rights organizations.

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