Visits of SWUPL in Spain and Portugal on human rights and think tank

Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) is the earliest higher political and legal institution in China. It is the Chinese university that trains the most professionals in law. Now the University has the Civil and Commercial Law School (Intellectual Property School), Law School, International Law School, Criminal Investigation School (National Security Institute), Politics and Public Management School etc. It has also The Human Rights Research Institute which is a substantive scientific research institution directly under the school. It is mainly engaged in human rights consultation, human rights theoretical research, human rights practice research, human rights education and training, and human rights external publicity. In July 2014, it was selected as the New Office of the State and the National Human Rights Education and Training Base of the Ministry of Education, in June 2017, it was selected as a national high-end think tank construction and training unit, in September 2017, he became the first batch of member units of the University’s High-end Think Tank Alliance.

Recently, the delegation of Human Rights Institute of SWUPL met with Elcano Royal Institute in Spain and OIDH in Portugal. They discussed the construction of think tank, human rights education, and the protection of human rights for special groups (women, children, and disabled etc. ).

The Elcano Royal Institute is a think tank specialised in international and strategic studies conducted from a Spanish, European and global perspective. Its goal is to promote knowledge of the current international situation and of Spain’s foreign relations, as well as to provide a focal point for debating and generating ideas that may prove useful in the decision-making processes of political office-holders, the leaders of private enterprises and public institutions, social actors and academics. The overall concern is to be a meeting point for the exchange of ideas and the search for consensus in a spirit dominated by the defence of democracy, multilateralism, the social market economy, freedom and human rights.

OIDH (Observatório Internacional de Direitos Humanos) is an international non-governmental organization. The main objectives of the OIDH are to contribute to the promotion and protection of human rights, to contribute to raising awareness and strengthening the capacities of citizens, institutions and decentralized communities on the challenges of human rights in to prevent any political or social violence, to promote the culture of peace and the civic education of the populations in order to prevent social violence, and to protect human rights for special groups (women, children, and disabled etc. ).