Eighteen months after the 709 crackdown on human rights lawyers, a debate took place within China’s human rights lawyers’ communities. It is a brief, yet passionate and provocative debate focusing on some of the fundamental questions about law’s limits in seeking justice and protecting rights in an authoritarian state and the limited role of lawyers in their endeavour…
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Hualing Fu and Han Zhu, After the July 9 (709) Crackdown: The Future of Human Rights Lawyering, 41 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1135 (2018).