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    An Introduction to the
    Research Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RCHRHL), 
    Peking University


    The Research Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RCHRHL) of Peking University 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.



    Members of RCHRHL

    Director:SHEN Kui

    Former Director: GONG Renren

    Executive Director: BAI Guimei

    Officer (Internal Affairs and Educational Administration): LI Hongyun

    Officer (Research): CHEN Ruihua

    Members: YE Jingyi, WANG Keqin, QIAN Lieyang




    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



    Courses Provided

    Compulsory modules

    Human Rights and the Rule of Law

    International Mechanisms for Human Rights Protection

    Civil and Political Rights; Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    Series of Lectures on Human Rights Protection


    Elective modules

    Business and Human Rights

    International Humanitarian Law

    Minority Rights

    Regional Systems for Human Rights Protection



    Academic and Educational Achievements

    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 human rights field, including research achievements and translations.


    RCHRHL is willing to cooperate globally with institutions and experts devoted to the study of human rights, and jointly promote the cause of human rights.




    Human Rights Online Portal: http://www.bifrost-intl.com

    Tel: 86-10-62767955

    Fax: 86-10-62767087

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

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