On 26 February, the Acting Dean, Mindy Chen-Wishart, Nick Barber and Paul Burns on behalf of the Oxford Faculty of Law were pleased to host a visit from Dean Han and colleagues from the Law School at Renmin University, Bejing, together with representatives of the Great Britain China Centre.

The Dean of Renmin Law School with Nick Barber

Two major items of mutual interest were discussed. Renmin hosts a Common Law Centre, to which the Oxford Faculty of Law gives considerable support such as arranging lectures and supporting library acquisitions. We have also been negotiating the possibility of an undergraduate student exchange between the universities along the lines of the Course 2 model. Although this is an exciting plan, which has been agreed in outline, financial support for the programme is still required.

Han Dayuan, Dean of Renmin Law School and Hugh Collins, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Law

Over the closing dinner, the two Deans also began a tentative exploration of two other possible fields of co-operation - the establishment of a China Law Centre at Oxford to mirror the Common Law Centre and to make links between the Renmin Human Rights Centre and our own plans for an Institute of Human Rights.