Teng Biao

Dr. Teng Biao

Grove Human Rights Scholar, Hunter College

Dr. Teng Biao is an academic lawyer, currently Grove Human Rights Scholar at Hunter College.  He co-founded two human rights NGOs in Beijing –the Open Constitution Initiative, and China Against the Death Penalty. He is one of the earliest promoters of the Rights Defense Movement in China, and the manifesto Charter 08, for which Dr. Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. His research includes human rights, criminaljustice, social movement and political transition in China. Teng is working on two books, one is on China’s human rights movement, and another on China’s threat to global human rights and freedom.