FLJS Fellow Dr Ying Yu to participate in UN Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy

05 June 2018

Law, Justice and Society Research Fellow Dr Ying Yu has been invited by the United Nations to participate as one of the experts at the forthcoming UN Conference on Trade and Development, to be held in Geneva on 9-10 July. The conference is the third session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy.

Dr Yu will speak at the Roundtable on Dispute Resolution and Redress, as part of the regular meeting of experts to discuss the UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection. The guidelines offer a series of principles that set out the main characteristics of effective consumer protection legislation, enforcement institutions and redress systems, which assist Member States in formulating and enforcing domestic and regional laws to improve the protections available to consumers.

Dr Yu is an expert in Consumer Protection Policy and the founder of the Centre for the Policy and Law on Global Consumer Protection, which is the unique international institute for consumer law in China. It is the third time she has been invited to participate at the UN Group of Experts, following previous meetings in October 2017 and April 2018.

On 13 June, she will deliver a lecture at Wolfson College, Oxford, entitled Reinterpreting Confucius’ Ideas on Law, Justice and Society, in which she will challenge conventional assumptions that China and the West have developed wholly different understandings of relations between the people and government. Instead, she will draw comparisons between Confucian ideas and the jurisprudential foundations of western societies and offer the basis for a wholly new approach. To find out more and reserve your place, visit the Eventbrite ticketing page.