China Society for Human Rights Studies
August 01,2014   By:chinahumanrights.org
The China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS)  is a national academic organization in the field of human rights in China. It is a member of the United Nations Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (CONGO), which has a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is included in the World Directory of Human Rights Research and Training Institutions compiled by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The CSHRS was founded in March 1993, with a mission to study the theories, history and status of human rights in China and in foreign countries, popularize and publicize human rights knowledge, engage in international exchanges and cooperation, and promote the healthy development of human rights causes in China and in the world as a whole.
The CSHRS is governed by the National Council. The council convenes every five years and comprises of 177 members. The  incumbent  President is Mr. Qiangba Puncog and the Vice Presidents are Ms. Cui Yuying, Mr. Xu Xianming, Mr. Li Junru, Mr. Shen Yongxiang and Mr. Fu Zitang. Mr. Lu Guangjin serves as the Secretary General. 
The CSHRS is active in research into human rights and in establishing the human rights discourse system. It conducts research into main, strategic and prospective issues by convening seminars on human rights theory, conducting surveys on the status of China’s human rights, undertaking main topics on human rights in the Marxism program, establishing research topics on human rights, and submitting various policy reports for the development of China’s human rights. It has edited and published the Annual Report on China’s Human Rights (The Blue Book of China’s Human Rights), and published many books on human rights theory and practice such as Human Rights: China's Road , Talk about the Rule of Law and Human Rights, and translated and published foreign human rights books such as the Encyclopedia of Human Rights and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It occasionally publishes the  China's Human Rights in Action  and  Yearbook of Human Rights in China.
The Society endeavors to popularize human rights knowledge in an effort to raise the awareness of respecting and guaranteeing human rights throughout society. It directs eight national human rights education and training bases. It has held an Exhibition on Human Rights in China. It has also co-hosted with the China National Public Radio to broadcast a series of radio lectures titled, "Talk about Human Rights", sponsored columns titled "100 Q&As on Human Rights Knowledge" in the People's Daily, and compiled and published educational materials such as  100 Q&As on Human Rights knowledge  and  Reading Book on Human Rights Knowledge for Cadres.  It has organized relevant seminars and trainings for Party and government officials in all levels, law-enforcement personnel and media staff to foster the culture of human rights throughout the society. 
The CSHRS actively participates in international exchanges and cooperation activities in the field of human rights. From 2008 to 2017, it has held the Beijing Forum on Human Rights eight times and the China-Europe Seminar on Human Rights three times, as well as several large multilateral international symposiums on human rights. It has also sent delegates to human rights conferences and other relevant activities held by the United Nations and other international organizations. Delegations organized by the CSHRS have visited more than 30 countries and regions such as the US, UK and France. The CSHRS has invited and received visitors including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, a delegation of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, a delegation of the European Parliament, and human rights officials, experts and scholars. The CSHRS has established a sound cooperative relationship with many international human rights organizations and national human rights institutions of many countries. 
The CSHRS established the China Human Rights Net (www.humanrights.cn) in 1998, in both Chinese and English editions, and began to publish the magazine Human Rights  (in Chinese and English editions) in 2002. 
The sources of funds of the CSHRS are mainly from the China Foundation for Human Rights Development, donations from other organizations and the public, and other lawful sources of income.

* Contact

Address: Room 503, 199 Chaonei Street, Beijing, China

Zip Code: 100010

E-mail: chinahrs@public.bta.net.cn

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