Celebrating China's 'Day of the Endangered Lawyers' with
Visiting Fellow at U.S.-Asia Law Institute; Visiting Scholar at School of Social Science, Institute of Advanced Study; Founder and President of China Against the Death Penalty
Ira Belkin, Jerome A. Cohen, and Sida Liu
Monday, January 23, 2017
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 208
40 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012
R.S.V.P. is required.
Lunch will be served.
Dr. Teng Biao is an academic lawyer and a human rights activist. He was formerly a Lecturer in the China University of Political Science and Law, a visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since 2003, Teng has provided counsel in numerous human rights cases, including those of rural rights advocate Chen Guangcheng, rights defender Hu Jia, the religious freedom case of Falungong, and numerous death penalty cases. He co-founded “Open Constitution Initiative” (Gongmeng) and is also the Founder and President of China Against the Death Penalty, Beijing. His research interest includes human rights, Constitutionalism, criminal justice, legal theory, democratic theory, transitional justice and social movement. Some of his articles and Op-eds (in English and Chinese) can be found at the following link: http://blog.boxun.com/hero/tengb/