Sustainability discussed at the bilateral Sino-Finnish Comparative Law Seminar

The 10th Sino-Finnish Bilateral Seminar on Comparative Law is organised at the University of Helsinki on 10–11 June 2019. The annual seminar is now celebrating its tenth anniversary.

This year's main topic is sustainability, which is discussed from the perspective of different fields of law.

“There is an ever greater need to tackle and understand sustainability in law, and this includes a comparative viewpoint. Climate change and environmental degradation are key challenges, and they reflect a deepening globalisation. The sustainability theme continues from last year’s bilateral seminar held in Beijing, where we focused on environmental law and other fields legal problems,” says Professor Ulla Liukkunen, Director of the Finnish China Law Center.

“We hope this seminar provides opportunities for comparative legal discussion and dialogue and promotes networking among researchers,” Liukkunen adds.

In addition to sustainability, the seminar deals with recent developments in public law as well as with the more theoretical theme of law, language and legal culture.

“We are pleased to be hosting this tenth seminar. The China Law Center’s continued activities, which began in 2013, have been recognised as part of the two countries’ bilateral relationship in the Sino-Finnish Joint Action Plan,” says Liukkunen.

The China Law Center is an important platform for deepening and developing legal research cooperation with Chinese scholars. The Center aims to promote Finnish research and education focused on Chinese law and legal culture. Following the seminar in June, the Center will host a meeting of building Nordic Network for China Law. The idea of a network, initiated by the China Law Center, strives to promote research and education in Chinese law and to further related cooperation in the Nordic context.

The 10th Sino-Finnish Bilateral Seminar on Comparative Law will be jointly organised by the China Law Center, the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki and the CASS Law Institute.