Jerome Cohen

Jerome Cohen is Professor of Law, codirector of the US-Asia Law Institute at the NYU School of Law, and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

  • China's Lawyers Under Siege

    November 8, 2011

    China’s activist lawyers and non-professional advocates have long been under a widespread, systematic official assault, which intensified earlier this year and silenced many formerly outspoken voices. A large number of lawyers have been attacked for representing not only those clients who oppose government suppression of religion, speech and association but also those who seek to challenge arbitrary residential evictions, environmental pollution, food and drug contamination, official corruption, discrimination against the sick or disabled or, as in Chen Guancheng’s last efforts, forced abortion and sterilization.