The NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute and Human Rights in China present
The 2014 Bernstein China Symposium
PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA:
DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL LEVERS FOR CHANGE
9:00-9:15 a.m.: Welcome and Introduction
Dean Trevor Morrison, Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
About the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is the groundbreaking foundational document of the modern human rights regime. In 1948, it set out for the first time a set of fundamental, universal human rights to which all human beings are entitled. Starting as an aspirational treatise, it is now considered the part of the “International Bill of Human Rights” and it has shaped and informed almost every area of international law.
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Submitted by Anonymous on April 19, 2016
China faces a growing environmental crisis forcing a critical review of not only its economic growth model but also its ability to implement political and judicial reforms. China's rapid development has been fueled by energy-intensive, high-emission manufacturing and other industries, which rely primarily on polluting sources of energy. A transportation boom and the large number of cars on the road further contribute to pollution. Rapid urbanization leads to greater energy consumption and places additional burden on the environment.
June Fourth refers to the June 3-4, 1989 government military crackdown that ended the large-scale, peaceful protests in Beijing and other cities that spring and early summer. Despite persistent citizen demands for the truth and an accounting of the bloodshed, the authorities have offered nothing beyond their characterization that the protests were “counterrevolutionary riots”—a label they later changed to “political disturbance” (政治风波)—which “the Party and state suppressed by using decisive measures.” (党和国家采取果断措施平息).