Efforts of human rights lawyers in China recognized by Law Society

Posted: 01/18/2017

Human Rights in ChinaIn honour of the 2017 Day of the Endangered Lawyer, the Law Society is recognizing the untiring efforts and courage of human rights lawyers in China.

In the summer of 2015, more than 300 lawyers and human rights defenders in China were questioned, detained, or charged in a crackdown as a result of their human rights work. As of October 17, 2016, six human rights lawyers remain in detention pending trial.

Lawyers in China continue to advocate for human rights under the threat of harassment and intimidation.

Learn more about the difficulties faced by lawyers in China.