The China Programme
Since its establishment in 1997, the China Programme has cooperated with Chinese partner institutions on education and research projects with the aim of promoting the development, understanding and application of international human rights standards in China.
Opening of Workshop on International Human Rights Law for Teachers from Western China, Kunming 2009
About the Programme
The China Programme was established in 1997.
The Programme seeks activities which promote the development, understanding and application of international human rights standards in China, such as:
- Implementation of human rights training courses and seminars,
- Publishing of the first Chinese textbook on international human rights law,
- Translation of key human rights literature,
- Visiting scholar programmes,
- Support of students and researchers both in Norway and China.
The human rights education and research activities have had a significant impact on the development of international human rights law education and research in China.
Long-term involvement and close collaboration with Chinese academic partners is the cornerstone of our work in China. The main cooperating partners are Chinese universities and academic institutions.
Since it's inception, the China Programme has cooperated with the Swedish Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) in the joint organisation of activities promoting human rights education and research in China.
Within the field of women’s rights, the China Programme has sought wider cooperation, and has been part of a donor consortium together with the Swedish and Dutch Development Agencies and the Ford Foundation.