Eva Pils is Professor of Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London, where she teaches human rights, public law, and law and society in China. She studied law, philosophy and sinology in Heidelberg, London and Beijing and holds a PhD in law from University College London. Her scholarship focuses on human rights, authoritarianism, and law in China. She has written on these topics in both academic publications and the popular press. She is author of China's human rights lawyers: advocacy and resistance (Routledge, 2014) and of Human rights in China: a social practice in the shadows of authoritarianism(Polity, 2018).
Before joining King’s in 2014, Eva was an associate professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. She is an affiliated scholar at the US-Asia Law Institute of New York University Law School, an external member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Centre for Social Innovation Studies, an external fellow of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and a legal action committee member of the Global Legal Action Network.
- ‘The Party and the Law,’ in Willy Lam (editor), Handbook on the Chinese Communist Party (Routledge, Abingdon: 2018), 248-265.
- ‘Justice, wrongs and rights: understanding traditional and liberal conceptions of justice through the lens of contemporary Chinese advocacy initiatives,’ in Elisa Nesossi, Flora Sapio and Susan Trevaskes (editors), Justice: the China Experience, Cambridge University Press, 2017, pp. 229-256.
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