Bo Chen

PhD Candidate

LLM & MA

Biography




Bo Chen is currently a PhD student at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUI Galway. He is also working with an NGO that advocates for law reform in adult guardianship and mental health law in mainland China.

Research

Research Interests

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, mental health law, legal capacity law

Research Projects

PhD Research Topic: "Rethinking The Mental Health Law Reform in China"

Research Publications

  • Bo Chen, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Mental Health Law in China, in Wanhong Zhang (eds) Disability Rights in China (Brill, forthcoming).
  •  Zhijun Fu, Bo Chen and Zhen Ni, Inclusive Education in China, in Gauthier de Beco, Shivaun Quinlivan and Janet E Lord (eds), The Right to Inclusive Education in International Human Rights Law (Cambridge University Press 2019).
  •  Fiona Anderson and Bo Chen, Consent is More than Yes or No, in Eilionóir Flynn and others (eds), Global Perspectives on Legal Capacity Reform: Our Voices, Our Stories (Routledge 2018).
  •  Bo Chen, case note: Xu vs. the Hospital and his Guardian – Involuntary Inpatient Treatment, (2016) International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law 134.
  •  Bo Chen and Shiyuan Huang, ‘Promoting the Autonomy of Persons with Mental Disabilities through Social Worker’s Intervention: A Qualitative Study Guided by the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ in Wanhong Zhang (eds), Disability Rights Study in China 2014, (Social Science Academic Press, Beijing 2014)   

Sponsored by Public Interest and Development Law Institution in Wuhan University and Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

  • Bo Chen, ‘Right to Litigate of Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities in China: From Mental Health Law to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ in Wanhong Zhang (eds), Disability Rights Study in China 2015, (Social Science Academic Press, Beijing 2015)

Adopted by the Conference of Disability, Rights and Justice 2014, Wuhan University

  •  Bo Chen (translator): Fiona Morrissey ‘Advance directives in mental health care: hearing the voice of the mentally ill’ [2010] 16 (1) Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland 21, published in Zhang Wanhong (eds) Disability Rights Study in China Winter Volume (Social Science Academic Press, 2017)
  •  Bo Chen (translator): Theresia Degener, ‘A Human Rights Model of Disability,’ in Blanck, P., & Flynn, E., (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Disability Law & Human Rights, (Routledge 2016), published in the Wanhong Zhang (eds), Disability Rights Study in China 2016, (Social Science Academic Press, Beijing 2016)
  •  Bo Chen (translator): David A. Strauss, ‘The Illusory Distinction between Equality of Opportunity and Equality of Result’ 34 William and Mary Law Review 171 (1992), published in the Wanhong Zhang (eds), Disability Rights Study in China 2015, Winter Volume (Social Science Academic Press, Beijing 2015)
  •  Bo Chen (translator): Chapter 5 Online Translation Communities: From Consumers to Prod-users, Weiyu Zhang. The Internet and New Social Formation in China: Fandom Publics in the Making. Routledge, 2016.
  •  Bo Chen (translator): Robert Dinerstein, ‘Implementing Legal Capacity Under Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: The Difficult Road from Guardianship to Supported Decision-Making’, Human Rights Brief 19, no. 2 (2012): 8-12, published in the first issue of Anti-discrimination Review in China (Law Press, Beijing 2014)
  •  Bo Chen (translator): Eilionoir Flynn, ‘Critical Success factors in Delivering a National Disability Strategy-Lessons from International and Comparative Experience’ in From Rhetoric to Action Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Cambridge University Press 2011), published in Gerard Quinn and Jing Li (eds) Selected Readings on the Studies of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: International Perspective (People’s Press, Beijing 2015)
  •  Bo Chen (translator): Selected Essays on Personal Protection Order for Victims of Domestic Violence, Anti-Domestic Violence Network in China, 2013

Teaching Areas

Sociology of Law (2017-2018)

Guest lectures in Regional Disability Law and Policy, Mental Health Law and Policy