Eva Pils is a Reader in Transnational Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, a Non-resident Research Fellow at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at the New York University School of Law, and author of China’s Human Rights Lawyers: Advocacy and Resistance (Routledge, 2014).

Last Updated: October 16, 2017



‘Rule by Fear?’

Eva Pils, Taisu Zhang & more
In the just over three years since Xi Jinping assumed leadership of China, observers and scholars of the country have increasingly coalesced around the idea that Xi’s term in office has coincided with a shift in the tone, if not the practice, of...



China’s ‘Rule by Law’ Takes an Ugly Turn

Nancy Tang, Eva Pils & more
Yet another crackdown has begun under Chinese President Xi Jinping. This time, the target is so-called “rights lawyers,” loosely defined as those who defend unpopular or dissident clients, or bring cases against the state that rest on claims of...