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Rana Inboden Publishes Book on China and Human Rights

Apr 5, 2021 |

Rana Siu Inboden, a Senior Fellow with the Strauss Center, recently published a book entitled China and the International Human Rights Regime: 1982-2017.  In her book, Dr. Inboden uses the lens of China’s role in the international human rights regime to explore China’s rising position in the world.  Her book comprises three major case studies – the drafting and adoption of the Convention against Torture and the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, the establishment of the UN Human Rights Council, and the International Labour Organization’s Conference Committee on the Application of Standards.  Dr. Inboden chronicles China’s subtle yet persistent efforts to constrain the international human rights regime.  Based on a range of documentary and archival research, as well as extensive interview data, Dr. Inboden provides fresh insights into the motivations and influences driving China’s conduct and explores China’s rising position as a global power.