Creating a culture of human rights education in China

Smith, Rhona and Bai, Guimei (2011) Creating a culture of human rights education in China. Online Festschrift in Honour of Katarina Tomaševski.

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It is an honour to be asked to write a paper for this volume marking the life and work of Katarina Tomaševski. Among the many facets of her career was an abiding active interest in education, whether as professor, UN Special Rapporteur, researcher or human rights advocate and practitioner. Human rights education attracted her attention: in 2003, she undertook a site visit to China in her role as UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education. Her resultant report was controversial within China. Nevertheless she accepted the opportunity to return to China from 2005–2006 as Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) Visiting Professor in Human Rights at the Peking University Law School, a position she unfortunately was unable to take up (though she guest lectured to masters students on the right to education). It is thus perhaps appropriate that this contribution is jointly authored by Professor Bai Guimei, Executive Director of the Research Centre for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and head of its Human Rights Master Programme, and Professor Rhona Smith, the fifth and final RWI Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Peking University Law School.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M100 Law by area
T100 Chinese studies
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 01 May 2012 14:57
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 12:34

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