Prof. Philip Alston to Speak on “Evaluating Taiwan’s Implementation of International Human Rights” (Apr 15)
April 9, 2013

On Monday, April 15th, Professor Philip Alston will participate in the U.S.-Asia Law Institute’s conference on “Criminal Justice in China and Taiwan Today.” Professor Alston will be commenting on Taiwan’s human rights record, following a recent evaluation he participated in from February 24th-March 1st, 2013, alongside a range of international legal experts. For more about that review, please click Here.

Program: Criminal Justice in China and Taiwan Today

1:30 p.m. | Introduction

Tim Gelatt’s Contemporary Relevance

Jerome A. Cohen, Professor and Co-Director, NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute

1:40-3:40 p.m. | Current Challenges in China

Implementing the New Criminal Procedure Law

Ira Belkin, Executive Director, NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute

Reforming Reeducation Through Labor

Yi Yanyou, Professor, Tsinghua University Law School (Beijing)

My Nephew’s Imprisonment

Chen Guangcheng, Author in Residence, NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute

The American Experience with Criminal Justice: Caveats for East Asia

Frank Upham, Wilf Family Professor of Property Law and Co-Director, NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute

3:40-4:00 p.m. | Tea Break

4:00-6:15 p.m. | Taiwan – Setting the Pace for China?

How Taiwan Abolished Its Version of Reeducation Through Labor

Margaret Lewis, Professor, Seton Hall Law School

Recent Progress and Problems in Taiwan’s Criminal Justice

Prosecutor Liu Shih-Kuo and Judge Lu Yu-Jen, Visiting Experts from Taiwan

Evaluating Taiwan’s Implementation of International Human Rights

Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law and Co-Chair,

NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice

What Can China Learn from Taiwan About Ratifying the ICCPR?

Yu-Jie Chen, J.S.D. Candidate, NYU

18th Annual Timothy A. Gelatt Dialogue on the Rule of Law in East Asia

Monday, April 15 | 1:30 – 6:15 p.m.

Lipton Hall | 110 West Third Street | NYU School of Law

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