Embedded Socio-Legal Activism in China: The Case of Yirenping
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
June 30, 2012
Hong Kong Law Journal, Forthcoming
University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2012/029
This article studies the socio-legal activism of Yirenping, a Beijing-based NGO dedicated to equality rights and anti-discrimination. This article argues that Yirenping’s legal activism is embedded in China’s social and legal systems, and its success or failure to mobilize social-legal action depends on the resourcefulness and quality of the community which it tries to represent. Groups or individuals who are socially embedded tend to be more moderate in making their claims and their advocacy is also more resilient.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: public interest lawyering, equality and anti-discrimination, Yirenping, embedded socio-legal activism
JEL Classification: J70, P30, K31
Date posted: July 1, 2012 ; Last revised: November 5, 2012
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