Academic Staff

Prof. PILS Eva 艾華教授

Associate Professor 副教授





(852) 3943 1114

(852) 2994 2505

Room 644,
Faculty of Law,
6/F, Lee Shau Kee Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong SAR

Eva Pils joined the Faculty in 2007. She studied law, philosophy and sinology in Heidelberg, London and Beijing, and holds a PhD in law from the University of London. She previously taught at Cornell Law School and at University College London. Her scholarship focuses on human rights and China, with publications addressing the role and situation of Chinese human rights defenders, property law and land rights in China, the status of migrant workers, the Chinese petitioning system and conceptions of justice in China. She has written on these topics in both academic publications and the popular press, including op-eds appearing in The Guardian, the Far Eastern Economic Review and Wall Street Journal Asia. Her teaching expertise includes comparative constitutional law, criminal law, dispute resolution and justice, human rights, jurisprudence, law and society in China, and property law in China. Eva was the founding (co-) director and is a member of CUHK’s Centre for Rights and Justice. She is also a member of the CUHK Centre for Civil Society Studies and a Nonresident Senior Research Fellow at NYU’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute. She serves on the editorial board of China Perspectives. From January to July 2014, Eva is on leave from the Faculty while a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics Department of Law.





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