Facing the Unravelling of Reform: Domestic and International Perspectives on the Changing Role of China's Rights Lawyers
Just weeks before the symposium that featured the scholars and advocates in this Issue of the Fordham International Law Journal, police in Beijing arrested Yu Wensheng, a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer as he was taking his son to school. Yu was moved to Jiangsu province where the Tongshan Branch of the Xuzhou City Public Security Bureau placed him under “residential surveillance in a designated location,” a form of secret incommunicado detention in Beijing. He was never once allowed to see his wife or family, or meet with lawyers whom he had previously selected and she had hired on his behalf...
Martin S. Flaherty, Facing the Unravelling of Reform: Domestic and International Perspectives on the Changing Role of China's Rights Lawyers, 41 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1091 (2018).