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International Rule of Law Forum:

International Rule of Law Forum: Priorities for U.S. Recommitment to International Law and Institutions
Session 2: Cooperation, Competition or Confrontation: China, the U.S. and the Rule of Law
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 Non-Members

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The People’s Republic of China presents a daunting challenge to the rule of law and fundamental human rights. Many observers believe the past decade has seen China less willing to abide by international law and norms, and the trend is accelerating. For example, (i) the Uyghur Muslim population of Xinjiang continues to be subject to massive and systemic repression; (ii) civil liberties and promised democratic autonomy in Hong Kong face unprecedented threats under the new National Security Law and (iii) Chinese lawyers continue to face often brutal persecution.

How should the United States government, civil society, and the private sector respond to these and related violations of international law? Will broader re-engagement by the United States with the global architecture of treaties and cooperation have an effect on the Chinese domestically or in its international activities? What are the implications for business and foreign lawyers active in China? 

Featured Speaker:
Hon. Pat Toomey, U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania

Sharon Hom, Executive Director, Human Rights in China;  Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law
Dennis Kwok
, Former Member, Hong Kong Legislative Council
Susan O’Sullivan, Former Director, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor/East Asia and Pacific, U.S. Department of State

Jerome A. Cohen, Retired Professor and Founding Director Emeritus, US-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law; Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

Martin S. Flaherty, Leitner Family Professor of International Human Rights Law and Founding Co-Director, Leitner Center of International Law and Justice, Fordham Law School; and Visiting Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Sponsoring Committees:

Task Force on the Rule of Law, Stephen L. Kass, Chair
United Nations, Clayton T. Cheney, Chair
Council on International Affairs, Michael D. Cooper, Chair

International Rule of Law Forum:
Session 3 | September 14, 2021: The United States and Multilateralism – Analyzing the United States’ Engagement with Multilateral Institutions and Exploring How Global Governance Must Evolve to Remain Relevant
Session 4 | September 29, 2021: Human Mobility: Global Leadership to Meet a Global Challenge 
Session 5 | October 5, 2021: Treaties, Conventions and Customary International Law
Session 6 | November 15, 2021: Navigating Murky Waters: Perils and Opportunities in Business Defending and Supporting the Rule of Law
Session 7 | November 30, 2021: Conclusion: The Role of the United States and U.S. Lawyers in Defending the International Rule of Law – A Call to Action

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