Location: SW1.18, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus
The Lau China Institute and the Dickson Poon School of Law are pleased to host Katrin Kinzelbach for a roundtable discussion on human rights diplomacy vis-à-vis China. Kinzelbach will present the main findings of her book The EU’s Human Rights Dialogue with China: Quiet Diplomacy and its Limits, which Kerry Brown called “the definitive study of this hugely important subject”. Originally published in 2015 and now available in paperback, the study provides the first detailed reconstruction and assessment of the EU’s responses to human rights violations in China from 1995 to the present day. Using classified documents in the EU’s historical archives and interviews with diplomats, officials and human rights experts in Europe, China and the United States, Kinzelbach provides a rare insight into how the European Union and China conduct quiet diplomacy on human rights. After revisiting past experience, the discussion at the roundtable will focus on current policy options in response to the ongoing human rights deteriorations in China.
Katrin Kinzelbach is associate director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin and visiting professor at the Central European University in Budapest, School of Public Policy.
Please note that registration is required for this event.