Friday, February 1, 2008

Professor Jack Balkin Discusses Workshop on Anti-Discrimination Law in China

On January 19 and 20, the China Law Center co-hosted a workshop on anti-discrimination law at Sichuan University Law School.  The workshop brought together leading Chinese experts and officials and a delegation of foreign experts which included Yale Law School professors Jack Balkin and Reva Siegel; China Law Center Director Paul Gewirtz; and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner Stuart Ishimaru.  The goal of the participants was to discuss the current state of discrimination law in China and to explore ways in which U.S. experiences might provide helpful insights for Chinese academics, lawyers, and activists seeking to continue advancing anti-discrimination reform.  Professor Balkin provides thoughts on the workshop and the development of anti-discrimination law in China on his blog here.