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Cohen on Human Rights in China

On Sat­ur­day, the New York Times pub­lished an inter­view with NYU Pro­fes­sor Jerome A. Cohen regard­ing legal devel­op­ments in Chi­na and the country’s human rights record.  From the inter­view:

There are now some 200,000 judges, close to 180,000 pros­e­cu­tors, rough­ly 170,000 lawyers, and thou­sands of law pro­fes­sors, as well as tens of thou­sands of peo­ple with legal train­ing who staff local, region­al and cen­tral gov­ern­ment agen­cies and most large enter­pris­es,” Mr. Cohen said. “And while they have dif­fer­ent view­points, they all do have an inter­est in pro­mot­ing a legal sys­tem that’s bla­tant­ly inad­e­quate in some respects, but does well in oth­ers.”

Not only is it worth a read, but the Times sto­ry also serves as a per­fect reminder of the upcom­ing sub­mis­sion date for JILP’s Jerome A. Cohen Prize in Inter­na­tion­al Law & East Asia.

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