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Wuhan University Center for Human Rights Research and Education

2018-03-29 09:45:39Source: CSHRS

The Center for Human Rights Research and Education at Wuhan University was established in January 2014.


Such human rights research and education institutions at Wuhan University have accumulated rich experience in human rights research, education and social service and have expanded their areas of research. In November 2013, Wuhan University transformed the Public Interest Law Center, the Legal Aid Center, the Development and Human Rights Research Center and the International Human Rights Research Center into the Human Rights Research and Education Center, which was officially launched in January 2014.


The center now has 11 professors and five associate professors, who also have extensive experience as visiting scholars abroad. They include one senior professor, one nationally prominent legal expert, one Cheung Kong Scholar, one national-level participant in the New Century National Talent Program and one of the 10 best national legal experts.


The center is now located at the Wuhan University Law School, with floor space of more than 300 square meters and equipped with the latest office facilities. Besides the resources of the Wuhan University Library, the law school has its own library, with a floor space of more than 3,000 square meters, 150,000 books, 550 journals or periodicals, 2,000 reference books and 10 types of online legal databases. Wireless Internet is available in the library, which has the biggest collection of legal professional publications among all law schools nationwide. Since 2000, the United Nations has listed the library of the Wuhan University Law School as one that can preserve UN documents. In addition, the library has purchased online legal databases such as LexisNexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, Chinalawinfo and Lawyee.