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Fudan University National Human Rights Education and Training Base

2024-03-29 11:22:03
In the 1980s, in response to the human rights diplomacy of the United States, Fudan University began human rights research, teaching and student training. In the mid and late 1990s, Fudan University cooperated with human rights research institutions in Nordic countries to organize several international human rights training courses for international cooperation and exchanges on human rights. In 2002, Fudan University Law School, the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, the School of Social and Public Policy, and the Nordic Center established Fudan University's interdisciplinary Human Rights Research Center, with the then-secretary of the University Party Committee serving as the director of the center's academic committee. The establishment of the Human Rights Research Center has greatly promoted the research and teaching of human rights in Fudan University.
In April 2014, Fudan University Human Rights Study Center became a national human rights Education and training base approved by the Ministry of Education, the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China, the Information Office of The State Council and the China Society for Human Rights Studies (hereinafter referred to as the "Base"). Human rights research and education at Fudan University has since been given a new mission, which has also become a milestone in human rights research, education and training at Fudan University.
The base is a university-level research platform for interdisciplinary human rights research and human rights education and training at Fudan University, and is headed by the associate university-level leader in charge of liberal arts and social sciences at Fudan University. Researchers at the base are mainly from Fudan University Law School, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, School of Sociology and Public Policy, School of Marxism, School of Philosophy, School of History, Department of Environmental Science, School of Public Health, School of Law, East China University of Political Science and Law, School of Marxism, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, and Shanghai Fuen Social Organization Legal Service Center Nearly 20 professors, associate professors, lecturers and lawyers from other institutions have initially formed a cross-university and interdisciplinary human rights research team. The office space of the base is located in the law school. In 2017, Fudan University began to incorporate the base into the Fudan University double first-class construction project.
Guided by the theory of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the concept of development in the new era, guided by the concepts of independence, openness, cooperation and common progress, based in China and with a global perspective, the base explores and researches human rights issues across disciplines, disseminates human rights concepts and knowledge, enhances people's awareness of human rights, promotes the coordinated development of China's human rights cause, and promotes the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. It strives to build the base into a human rights research and education platform with international style, Chinese quality and Fudan style, which integrates human rights scientific research, education and training, personnel training, international dialogue, advice and political advice, and social service.
The base has four main missions, which are:
(1) to engage in theoretical research on human rights. It mainly studies the basic theory of human rights, international law and practice of human rights, studies the practice and theory of human rights in China, summarizes China's human rights experience, and explores China's path and experience in the development of China's human rights cause.
(2) to conduct human rights education and training. Build and improve the human rights education and training curriculum system and human rights personnel training system, create high-quality education and training products for different training targets, disseminate correct human rights concepts, popularize human rights knowledge, and foster a culture of enjoying and protecting human rights according to law.
(3) to promote international cooperation in the field of human rights. International cooperation includes academic research on international cooperation, participation in international human rights conferences, international personnel exchanges and training, research on the latest theories and practices of international human rights development, and learning from the experience of foreign human rights development. At the same time, in international exchanges, China disseminates its concept of human rights, introduces China's experience in the development of human rights cause, and makes China's voice heard in international human rights dialogues.
(4) to provide effective advice on the development of the national human rights cause. To provide effective Chinese solutions and suggestions for the development of China's human rights cause.
Academic research on human rights is central to the work of the base. The base has initially formed a human rights research situation based on various human rights research projects, with the development practice of China's human rights cause as the main research object, with seminars, salons, lectures, Fudan Student Human Rights Forum, student Moot Court competition as the main forms of academic activities, and supplemented by thematic research groups. At present, the base has a "Gender and Rights Workshop", where researchers from the base and other universities in Shanghai focus on gender and rights. Since the establishment of the base, the personnel of the base have applied for or assisted in the application of 15 provincial and ministerial scientific research projects on human rights, including 1 key project of social science fund and 1 major research project of philosophy and social science of the Ministry of Education; There are 6 horizontal projects. The members of the base have published 5 monographs, nearly 40 papers, 2 research reports and 1 advisory report in various journals at home and abroad.
A series of academic activities combining academic research with the dissemination of human rights concepts. The Base actively organizes seminars, salons, lectures and other academic activities in a flexible and developed manner to promote the development of academic research and the dissemination of human rights concepts and knowledge. Since its establishment, the base has held nearly 70 international and domestic seminars, academic salons and lectures by itself, co-organized with other units, and assisted others in holding them. Topics covered include theories of human rights with Chinese characteristics, human rights and modernization of national governance, legislation and human rights, law enforcement and human rights, gender and human rights, women's rights, Anti-domestic violence and human rights, surrogacy and human rights, rights of the disabled, elderly care and human rights, social organization and human rights, artificial intelligence and human rights, information and human rights, business and human rights, medical health and human rights, development and human rights, and society Welfare and human rights, counter-terrorism and human rights, international human rights monitoring mechanisms, international human rights and international humanitarian law, international criminal law, transitional justice and human rights, poverty and human rights, sustainable development and human rights, the right to development, etc.
The base actively conducts human rights education among its students. Through human rights courses, academic projects and graduation thesis guidance, organizing students to participate in moot court competitions, organizing moot court competitions, Fudan University student forums, and guiding student associations, the Base spreads human rights knowledge among students, promotes students to learn human rights, research human rights research, and improve students' human rights concepts. At present, the base has opened a total of 10 undergraduate and graduate human rights courses at Fudan University, six of which were opened after the establishment of the base, including the graduate course "International Disability Rights Law Thematic Study" co-sponsored by world-renowned professors. The Base not only continuously organized students to participate in the "Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition", "Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition", "International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition", "International Criminal Court Chinese Moot Court Competition" and "International Commercial Arbitration Mock Competition" sponsored by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, but also, The first Business and Human Rights Moot Court competition was organized in 2017 and is in the process of making it a regular event. In order to encourage students to conduct human rights research, Al Qaeda organized the Fudan University Student Human Rights Forum to guide students in their academic projects and graduation papers. According to incomplete statistics, since 2015, law school graduates have included nearly 160 theses on topics related to human rights in their graduation theses. Recently, under the impetus of the Base, the Law School of Fudan University decided to add a master's and doctoral program in the direction of human rights in the graduate training, which will further promote the curriculum construction, academic research and personnel training of human rights.
The base has made efforts to conduct human rights training. Based on reality, the human rights training of the base includes courses and training courses on human rights, or the human rights training of the base takes the opportunity to give lectures to the training courses to embed the concept and basic content of human rights into the lecture content, and combine with the course content to introduce human rights knowledge and disseminate the concept of human rights. We call this the embedded human rights training model. In this way, the base has taught human rights to public officials, prosecutors, law officers, departments, government officials, enterprises and public institutions, and middle school teachers, with a view to arousing their human rights concepts, understanding human rights knowledge, and respecting and protecting human rights in their work. In addition, the Foundation also provides training in human rights teaching capacity building, human rights research methods.
The base actively carries out international cooperation. At present, the Base has established cooperative relations with the Norwegian Center for Human Rights Studies in Northern Europe, the Interdisciplinary Center for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, the Center for Disability Rights Law and Policy in Ireland, the Human Rights Research Program at Harvard Law School in the United States, the Disability Business Research Program, and the Human Rights Center at the University of Connecticut in the United States.