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Public letter questions arrests of Chinese rights lawyers

20th January 2016

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Professor Terence Halliday is Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation and Co-Director of the Foundation’s Center on Law and Globalization. He is Honorary Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University and Adjunct Professor at RegNet.

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Terence Halliday, a long-time associate and Honorary Professor of RegNet has been quoted in the New York Times. Terence helped organise an open letter published in The Guardian, which calls on the Chinese President to treat the many detained lawyers according to international standards.

‘We’re reminding the Chinese government that a spotlight remains on its adherence to the U.N. conventions and other international norms that it has told the world that it abides by … China is deviating further and further from those international standards and agreements.’

‘These lawyers are defending rights in ways thoroughly familiar to rule-of-law societies across the world,’ he said.

Read the entire article in the New York Times or the full public letter in The Guardian.

Updated:  12 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet