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SWORD AND A SHIELD: CHINA'S HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYERS
by MOSHER, STACY

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¡@ISBN 9789881881311
¡@Subject LAW
¡@Publisher CHINA HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYERS CONCERN GROUP
¡@Publication 2009
¡@Edition Paperback
¡@Version Original
¡@Description The book provides an understanding of how China's legal system works in the context of the political reality in today¡¦s China. This collection of articles by prominent legal academics and practitioners provides valuable insights into the roles lawyers have played in China¡¦s legal system and the constraints they have encountered since China¡¦s legal profession was restored in the early 1980s. From a ¡§barefoot lawyer¡¨ protesting coercive family planning in Shandong to a hunger-striking campaigner for religious freedom in Beijing to public interest advocates who forge rights consciousness through consumer protection, China¡¦s legal practitioners have contributed to the radical transformation of China¡¦s legal and social landscape over the past 20 years. Suppressed, beaten, imprisoned, disbarred, China¡¦s human rights lawyers have continued their struggle, becoming in the process not only pioneers in their profession, but also contributors to larger social progress in China.
 
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