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The Rights Movement and Civic Engagement in China Today: A Conversation with Teng Biao

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

This discussion will be conducted in Chinese.

In 2003 Teng Biao was one of the “Three Doctors of Law” who complained to the National People’s Congress about unconstitutional detentions of internal migrants in the widely known “Sun Zhigang Case.” Since then Professor Teng Biao has provided counsel in numerous other human rights cases, including those of rural rights advocate Chen Guangcheng, rights defender Hu Jia, the religious freedom case of Wang Bo, and numerous death penalty cases. He has also co-founded two groups that combine research with work on human rights cases: “Open Constitution Initiative” (Gongmeng / Gongmin) and “China Against Death Penalty.” Professor Teng Biao’s work and experience have received wide coverage in the international news media. 

"A Hole to Bury You," The Wall Street Journal (December 28, 2010)

Professor Teng Biao (滕彪) is a Lecturer at the China University of Political Science and Law and Director of China Against the Death Penalty, Beijing.  He holds a Ph.D. from Peking University Law School.  Teng Biao is currently a Visiting Scholar at The Centre for Rights and Justice, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.   While at CRJ Professor Teng Biao plans to pursue his interests in human rights, criminal justice, and legal and political philosophy.

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Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies

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