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Ambivalence & Activism: Employment Discrimination in China


Timothy Webster


Case Western Reserve University School of Law

September 1, 2010

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 44, No. 643, 2011

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Chinese courts do not vigorously enforce many human rights, but a recent string of employment discrimination lawsuits suggests that, given the appropriate conditions, advocacy strategies, signals from above, and rights at issue, courts can help victims vindicate their constitutional and statutory rights to equality. Since 2008, carriers of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) have used the Employment Promotion Law to challenge hiring discrimination. Their high success rate suggests official support for making one potent form of discrimination illegal. Central to these lawsuits is a broad network of lawyers, activists and scholars who have advocated for protecting the rights of HBV carriers, suggesting a limited role for civil society actors in the field of law and policy.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 67

Keywords: employment discrimination, hepatitis b virus, Chinese law, Chinese courts, human rights

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Date posted: September 2, 2010 ; Last revised: September 3, 2012

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Webster, Timothy, Ambivalence & Activism: Employment Discrimination in China (September 1, 2010). Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 44, No. 643, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1670175 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1670175

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