28th May 2014
How have international human rights laws taken effect in Taiwan? How might developments in Taiwan have an impact on mainland China?
A visiting delegation from Taiwan - comprising a Judge of the High Court, two leading academics, and a managing partner from a major law firm will consider these questions in this evening seminar.
They will address the construction of constitutional democracy in Taiwan, the role of the constitutional court in reviewing legislation, the predicaments and prospects of international human rights law in Taiwan, with a particular focus on the ICCPR and the ICESCR which were incorporated into Taiwan's domestic laws four years ago, and the ways that these matters may play out on the mainland. Given its status as one of the best-established democracies in East Asia and its potential influence on mainland China, the operation of human rights law in Taiwan is of international significance.
The seminar will be of interest to anyone engaged with issues in Taiwan and China. The delegation visits as part of a project funded by the British Academy, 'The protection of human rights and constitutional review in the UK and Taiwan'.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception.
For further information, download flyer here.
Event convened by Dr Julinda Beqiraj, Research Fellow in the Rule of Law, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.
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Pricing and Registration
Full-time Academic £25
Full-time Student £15
Full-time Academic £45
Full-time Student £25
N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.
CPD hours have been applied for.
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