Venue: SW1.18, Somerset House East Wing, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
Based on a newly published book : China, New Faces of Ordinary Justice: Between Facts and Law (see here), the seminar will try to address the following questions : Where does China's Court system stand today considering the various reform plans carried since China's opening at the beginning of the 1980s? Does the judiciary now matter in China? Above all, why is Rule of Law becoming China's central challenge?
About the speaker:
Stéphanie Balme is a member of the faculty at Sciences Po (Paris) as PSIA Professor and CERI Research Fellow. At Sciences Po, she runs the "Justice, Law and Society in China" research program. She is also a regular consultant for international organizations on projects related to rule of law, judicial policy or cultural heritage in China. Balme is a former full-time Visiting Professor at Columbia University School of Law (2014), Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing (2006-2012) and a Research Associate at Chinese University of Hong Kong (2003-2006). Her areas of teaching and research are: comparative constitutional law and constitutionalism, law and society, human rights, judicial studies and EU-China relations. Her latest publications include: "Chine, Les Visages de la Justice Ordinaire - Entre Faits et Droit", "China's Bureaucratic Rules of Laws" (in French, RFAP Oct. 2014) and an Ebook entitled, "Judicial Practices in Original Version: Comparing France, China and the U.S." (in French), LexisNexis, Oct. 2014 (with A. Garapon, Li Bin and D. Schimmel).
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