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Visiting Scholar Lu Jun to Speak at Law School

The China Law Center is delighted to host a special roundtable discussion with Lu Jun on Thursday, April 29 at 12:10 in Room 110 of Yale Law School, 127 Wall Street.  Mr. Lu will describe some of his experiences as one of China’s most innovative legal advocates in a talk entitled “The Role of Civil Society in China's Antidiscrimination Movement.”

 

Mr. Lu is presently a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School, and a leading figure in China's antidiscrimination movement. Together with the NGO that he cofounded, the Beijing Yirenping Center, he has filed over 100 lawsuits to protect vulnerable people against various forms of discrimination, mainly in the fields of employment and education. Previously, he established one of China's first websites to address issues of discrimination against carriers of the Hepatitis B Virus.  Numerous Chinese media outlets, including Legal Daily and Southern Weekend, have recognized his accomplishments in legal advocacy.  In 2009, the Italian government awarded him the Pino Puglisi prize for his human rights work.

 

This event is open to the Yale community.  Lunch will be provided to those who send an email by Tuesday, April 27 to Ms. Celia SAM, celia.sam@yale.edu.