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The Stability Imperative

Human Rights and Law in China

Growing inequality within Chinese society has led to public indignation, petitions to Party and state agencies, strikes, and large-scale protests. This book examines the intersection between the Chinese government's preoccupation with the "protection of social stability" (weiwen), and its legal commitments to protect human rights. Drawing on case studies, Sarah Biddulph examines China's response to labour unrest, medical disputes, and public anger over forced housing demolition. The result is a detailed analysis of the multiple and shifting ways stability imperatives impinge on the legal definition and implementation of human rights in China.

About the Author

Sarah Biddulph is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and a professor of law at the University of Melbourne Law School.
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