Embedded Socio-Legal Activism in China: The Case of Yirenping
Hong Kong Law Journal, 2012
31 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2012 Last revised: 20 Aug 2017
Date Written: June 30, 2012
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
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