Development in Administrative Law and Human Rights in the Xi Jinping era Workshop
Room 611, Level 6
Melbourne Law School
Administrative law regulates the relationship between the state and the citizen. Human rights law seeks to protect rights fundamental to leading a decent human life. Inevitably, human rights concepts are deeply implicated in administrative law and the relationship it instantiates between citizen and state. We are now operating in an era where the proper boundaries between citizen and state have been opened up for renewed scrutiny and discussion. What human rights values should administrative law reflect and protect? What type of relationship should law establish between the state and its citizens? In the Xi Jinping era these questions have all been caught up in the debate about the scope and meaning of the Party-state’s commitment to governance according to law.
This workshop brings some leading experts from China to discuss these issues. The focus is on the intersection between the policy of governance according to law, the proper role and scope of administrative law and both of their relationship to human rights.