The Rule of Law in the People’s Republic of China: Statements, Realities and Insights

Time: October 5, 2016  / 11:00 am
Venue: Library of the Institute of International and European Law, Blauer Turm, 13th Floor, Lecture room, Room Nr. 13.122
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen

Program, October 5, 2016 (tentative)

11:00 Opening & Welcome
Sarah Eaton (Professor for Modern Chinese Society and Economy, Göttingen)
Tobias Stoll (Professor, Institute for International and European Law, Göttingen)

11:30 Katrin Blasek (Professor for Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law,
Chinese Law; Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau)
Rule of Law in China – A comparative approach

12:10 Lunch Break

13:10 Georg Gesk (Chair for Chinese Law, University of Osnabrück)
Detention-Classifications and Reforms

13:50 Björn Ahl (Chair for Chinese Legal Culture, University of Cologne)
Chinese Judicial Reforms as Judicialization

14:30 – 14:50 Discussion & Coffee Break

14:50 – 15:30 Ling LI (Visiting Professor for Chinese History and Law, University of Vienna)
“Rule of Law” in a Party-State: A Conceptual Interpretive Framework of the Constitutional Reality of China

15:30 – 16:10 Katja Levy (Professor for Chinese Politics and Law, FU Berlin)
What do they mean by ‘Rule of Law’? A critical analysis of the discourse on the Rule of Law in the PR China under Xi Jinping

16:10 Workshop Wrap-up

18:00 Dinner