Embedded Socio-Legal Activism in China: The Case of Yirenping

24 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2012 Last revised: 5 Nov 2012

Fu Hualing

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 30, 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: public interest lawyering, equality and anti-discrimination, Yirenping, embedded socio-legal activism

JEL Classification: J70, P30, K31

Suggested Citation

Hualing, Fu, Embedded Socio-Legal Activism in China: The Case of Yirenping (June 30, 2012). Hong Kong Law Journal, Forthcoming; University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2012/029. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2096998 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2096998

Fu Hualing (Contact Author)

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong
China

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