OBOR Programme Director Professor Denis Galligan and Deputy Director Dr Ying Yu have been appointed Senior Advisor and Visiting Research Fellow, respectively, of China’s only think tank on anti-corruption research, the Hunan Provincial Clean Government Development and Collaborative Innovation Centre.
Professor Galligan marked the appointment with a lecture entitled ‘Anti-corruption and Due Process: A Potential Partner’, which he delivered at the Clean Government Development Summit, Hunan University of Commerce on 21 April 2016. Dr Yu also delivered a lecture on her research into consumer rights in China.
In his lecture, Professor Galligan shared insights from his book, titled: Due Process and Fair Procedures: A Study of Administrative Procedures. He argued that, since corruption is a part of society and a problem that every country has to face, a common-sense approach should be adopted, and that efforts to promote research and share experiences are vital, since there is currently no single strategy that can be used to completely eradicate corruption.
Efforts to promote research and share experiences are vital, as no single strategy can completely eradicate corruption
Dr Yu's moot court lecture at the Summit was titled: ‘New International Developments in Consumer Protection Law and Regulation.’ She analysed the underlying reasons why Chinese consumer rights protection is lagging behind other countries. She introduced internationally renowned consumer rights protection agencies and their main functions, in particular the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and its work in this area. Discussing recent developments and trends in consumer rights protection laws and regulations, she drew on her experience as the Observer of the revision works on the UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection (UNGCP) at UNCTAD.