Monday, December 28, 2020
China has a new civil code that will take effect on January 1st, and it includes a section on "personal rights." George Conk has coverage at Otherwise; here is a sample:
The section - of which we will soon publish a translation - is a real contribution to China's developing civil law. It embeds in fundamental law personal rights to life, bodily integrity, personal security from unlawful searches, personal and organizational names, health, reputation, and privacy. It bars commercialization of organ donation while preserving the voluntary right. Remarkably it establishes a right to be free from sexual harassment - a right the Supreme People's Court last year recognized. But its location in the nation's first comprehensive civil code highlights and secures the principle.