Ryan Mitchell


Ryan Mitchell is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where his research focuses on public international law, legal history and theory, law's relationship with the humanities, and Chinese law. He is currently working on a monograph examining the intersection of these subjects in relation to the modern development of the concept of sovereignty as a non-Western phenomenon.

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Was the UN Human Rights Council Wrong to Back China’s “Shared Future” Resolution?

On March 23rd, the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution (A/HRC/37/L.36) introduced by China, calling for "mutually beneficial cooperation" among states to promote human rights, with “the aim of building a community of shared future for human beings.” The vote was contested, with 28 states voting in favor, 17 abstaining, and one,…

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