London-based international human rights organisation; regularly publishes information about the human rights situation in China.
Asia Law & Practice
Publishers of China Law & Practice magazine, based in Hong Kong. Sweet and Maxwell and Butterworths, both based in London, also publish much material on Chinese law.
Bar Human Rights Committee
The Bar Council of England & Wales has a separate website listing their various international initiatives.
British Chinese Law Association
The British Council provide financial and technical assistance towards the development of the legal system in China.
China Britain Law Institute
Association promoting understanding between the legal professions of the UK and China through organising regular business networking events, seminars on English and Chinese law and social excursions.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
This organisation launched their China Programme in October 2002 and seeks to expand research on political reform including work on security and the rule of law.
The Carter Centre is carrying out on-going research on the village elections and good governance in China. A version of the village elections law is published on this site.
China Law Digest
China Law Information Service
in Chinese – hosted by Peking University provides online access to Chinese legislation, details of Chinese lawyers and a discussion of a range of “hot topics”. In Chinese.
Chinese Human Rights Web
Maintained by Stephen Angle and Marina Svensson.
Congressional Executive Committe on China (CECC)
Created by the United States Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China, and to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress. They publish a free but intermittent e-newsletter.
Death Penalty Research Centre
This website has been established as part of the death penalty project collaboration between the Great Britain-China Centre and Beijing Normal University’s Death Penalty Research Centre (Law Department). For more about the project on the GBCC website, click here
European China Law Studies Association
Ford in China carries out its own research and gives grants in a variety of areas related to the development of civil society in China.
Human Rights in China magazine (Chinese)
Human Rights in China magazine(English)
Chinese government-sponsored publication on human rights in China.
Human Rights Watch Asia
Active campaigning and research organisation.
Law Society of England and Wales
Chinese – lists almost all recently promulgated laws
Ministry of Justice (China)
The Rights Practice
Works with partners to realise international human rights standards and strengthen accountability. They work primarily in China, but also other Asian countries.
Supreme People’s Court (SPC)
Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP)
US Department of State
The US Department of State publishes an annual report on human rights practices in China.
Lists almost all recently promulgated Chinese laws, including family and criminal law.