Rob Precht is President of Justice Labs, a career mentoring website for public interest lawyers, and he is the former China Country Director of PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law. Previously, he was an Assistant Dean of the University of Michigan Law School, and a federal public defender in Manhattan. He is the author of Defending Mohammad: Justice on Trial (Cornell University Press, 2003) and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, South China Morning Post, and other publications.

Last Updated: September 14, 2017

Is the Foreign NGO Law a Blessing in Disguise?

Rob Precht
Many foreign NGOs working in China view its newly adopted Law on the Management of Foreign NGOs as a threat to their work and say the law may force their organizations to leave the country. Yet, at least for the work I am familiar with—namely, the...