16.11.2017: Gastvortrag: A constitution without constitutionalism? Two paths of constitutional development in China

Professor Qianfan Zhang (Peking University Law School; Visiting Scholar, Wiko Berlin)

Veröffentlicht am: Montag, 30. Oktober 2017, 11:00 Uhr (16)

Die Sinologie und der Exzellenzcluster "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen" der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, laden Sie herzlich ein zu einem Gastvortrag mit Professor Qianfan Zhang (Peking University Law School; Visiting Scholar, Wiko Berlin) zum Thema: "A constitution without constitutionalism? Two paths of constitutional development in China".

"The constitutional developments in China can be traced along two paths. One is the official path initiated by the Supreme People’s Court’s judicial interpretation for the Qi Yuling case in 2001, which opened up the possibility, met with enormous enthusiasm, for thejudicial application of the 1982 Constitution. The other is the unofficial, populist path symbolized by the Sun Zhigang incident in 2003, when the public, for the first time since 1989, expressed strong protest largely via the internet against the mischief of a local government. Each path has its own limitations. While the official path is unreliable, the inherent limitations in the populist path is also apparent when pursued within an institutional structure where governments at various levels view the Constitution more as a threat to the status quo pertaining to a small minority than as a protection of basic rights for all."

Zeit:      Donnerstag, den 16. November 2017, um 18 Uhr
Ort:       Campus Westend, Max-Horkheimer-Str. 2, 60323 Frankfurt am Main,
             Gebäude "Normative Ordnungen", EG 01

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