The China Programme of Norwegian Center for Human Rights of University of Oslo awarded the Li Buyun Law Prize

As the first foreign organisation, the China Programme at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) received the Li Buyun Law Price jointly presented by Guangzhou University and the Shanghai Institute of Finance and Law on November 26.

The Li Buyun Law Prize was initiated by the Shanghai Institute of Finance and Law and aims to award individuals and organizations who have made eminent contributions to Chinese legal studies, Chinese and foreign studies and legal education exchange.  

The China Programme received the prize together with Chinese laureate, professor Liu Hainian from the China Academy of Law (CASS) at the Baiyun International Convention Center in Guangzhou, China. “The China Programme has done outstanding work and played a very important role in promoting human rights education, research and the rule of law in China. Since the start the China Programme has been committed to long-term engagement and developing projects on the basis of mutual respect”, says Professor Ban Wenzhan, representative of the the Li Buyun 2017 Award Committee.

Cecilie Figenschou Bakke, Director of the China Programme recieved the prize on behalf of the programme and the NCHR. “We feel very honored to receive this prize. The prize is a great encouragement to future cooperation projects in the area human rights”, says Figenschou Bakke. 

Being awarded this prize coincides with the 20th Anniversary of the China Programme. Representatives from the NCHR International Department and the Faculty of Law are currently in Beijing for academic meetings and to celebrate this milestone of two decades of Sino-Norwegian academic cooperation. On November 30 NCHR invited to a reception to celebrate both the award and the anniversary. The event gathered many of the people and institutions involved in the Sino-Norwegian cooperation on human rights, and representatives from the Norwegian embassy in Beijing were among the guests.  

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