Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) KoGuan Law School has a long tradition and commitment to human rights and the rule of law. The Center for Human Rights Law was born in the same year when SJTU Law School was founded in 2002. The Center is renamed as the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in October 2011 to expand its focus on human rights and humanitarian law.
The mission of the Center is to promote universal respect for human rights and humanitarian law by means of research and scholarship, academic education, and dissemination. The vision of the Center is to be a centre of excellence in human rights and humanitarian law and contribute to the development of the Chinese society based on a human rights culture.
The Center brings together the teaching, research, clinical, internship, and publishing activities undertaken by KoGuan Law School in the field of human rights and humanitarian law. It is dedicated to creating opportunities for students, faculty and the general public who are interested in the issues of human rights and humanitarian law
The core human rights projects at KoGuan Law School include a series of human rights and humanitarian law courses, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Forum, Human Rights Law Review, and the Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition.
Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Courses:
- Constitutionalism and Human Rights (Elective course offered to SJTU students)
- International Human Rights Law (Offered to undergraduate law students)
- International Humanitarian Law (Elective course offered to SJTU students)
- Selected Human Rights Topics (Offered to graduate law students)
- Chinese Human Rights and Labor Issues (Offered in English to foreign law students)
- IHL Moot Court （Elective course offered in English to law students）
Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Forum
The Center inaugurates this forum in fall 2011. The forum is an important platform for human rights and humanitarian law scholars to give lecture to, and share their thoughts with, the KoGuan law community.
Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition
The Moot Court Competition is sponsored by the ICRC Regional Delegation in Beijing. The KoGuan Law team is scheduled to participate in the 2011 competition for the first time.
Human Rights Law Review
The Center published the first volume of Human Rights Law Review in 2005 and the second in 2007. The Center decides to continue to publish the law review in 2012. The journal will publish articles in both Chinese and English and welcome authors from all over the world to submit manusripts to us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).