China: Campaign for Direct Elections of Beijing Lawyers Association, 2008-2009

July 8, 2019

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Summary

In 2008, encouraged by a sense that China was opening up to more democratic norms, a group of lawyers in Beijing sought to directly elect the Beijing Lawyers Association, which was controlled by the government and did not serve lawyers’ genuine interests. In this exclusive interview, nine lawyers tell the story of their endeavor, the government’s response, and how the lawyers and law firms that participated were punished for their roles in the effort.

HD edition is available for screening.

Campaign for Direct Elections of Beijing Lawyers Association, 2008-2009

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China

https://www.beijinglawyers.org.cn/lxqtmodel/model_en/index.html

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