Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture


The rapidly growing interest in Finland in knowledge about Chinese law and Chinese legal culture have now matured so that the Finnish universities are to launch jointly the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture, with the head office in Helsinki, as part of the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. The Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture is to be jointly established in September 2012 by University of Helsinki, University of Turku, University of Lapland, University of East Finland, Abo Akademi University, University of Tampere, Aalto University and National Research Institute of Legal Policy. The ECLS annual meeting in September will constitutes an inauguration event for the Institute.


The Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture shall aims to foster the teaching and research of Chinese law in Finland as well as in Nordic countries. The Institute commits to develop a knowledge center for Chinese law and Chinese society. It plans to build a world class Chinese law library.
The Institute has three affiliated professors, Juha Karhu, Ulla Liukkunen and Teemu Ruskola, and a few post-doctoral and doctoral research fellows.  It is also open for conducting visiting research by researcher both from China and Europe. Two research projects are currently carried out under the Institute: “Justice in Transitional Societies: Russia and China” (2011-2013) funded by the University of Helsinki and “ILO core labour standards implementation in China: Legal architecture and cultural logic” (2012-2015) funded by the Academy of Finland.

 

For more information, please visit the Center's website at www.helsinki.fi/chinalawcenter.