New batch of human rights students graduate in Beijing

RWI and Peking University Law School's Research Centre for Human Rights
Professor Bai Guimei, Executive director of the Research Centre for Human Rights, with a group of graduating and incoming students.

RWI and Peking University Law School’s Research Centre for Human Rights held its annual graduation ceremony on 3 March 2015 for 29 students who have finished the yearlong human rights master programme.

“The programme is the most comprehensive taught human rights programme in China and a flagship project for RWI,” says Merethe Borge MacLeod, head of RWI’s field office in Beijing.

beijinghr11The students come from all sorts of disciplines, mainly at Peking University but also from other institutions. As professors, university administration, staff from the Swedish embassy and the students themselves said their goodbyes, a new group of human rights students was welcomed. This is the 11th group since the start of the programme in 2004.

Graduates of the human rights master programme have gone on to work in a variety of settings, including as judges or prosecutors in the government, in the private sector and in the human rights development field.


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