Seminar – 14 October – Maria Lundberg and Yong Zhou

October 6th, 2014 by

ALL WELCOME

4.30–6.00 Mond Building Seminar Room

Maria Lundberg and Yong Zhou

Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

Rights of Peoples and Minorities in Development in China

Abstract

The discourse on minority nationalities and development in China has little content with regard to the realization of rights and the rule of law. In view of the challenges that natural resources exploitation and enviromental protection in regional national autonomous areas pose to the cultural survival and the material basis of peripheral peoples and minorities, this seminar shall discuss some obstacles to the institutionalization of group rights in China. A few case studies in relation to projects of hydropower development and ecological resettlements shall be the focus.

The research has been undertaken under the China Autonomy Program at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.