Peng DING, Ph.D. student, School of Law, Wuhan University; Director, Wuhan East-lake Institute for Social Advancement. DING Peng graduated from Wuhan University School of Law with a bachelor’s degree (2007) and MA degree in law (2009). He joined the Wuhan University Public Interest and Development Institute in June 2009 and established the East-lake Institute for Social Advancement in 2014. He has dedicated to the research and training efforts on human rights and equal access to justice for more than a decade and published several relevant papers on access to justice in Chinese and English.
DING has delivered a dozen of training lectures on anti-discrimination, pro bono work, legal empowerment, capacity building of social organizations and other human rights topics. For instance, he was the organizer and trainer of the series of Disability Equality Trainings (DET) under the project “Support to the Rights and Entitlements of Persons with Disabilities” collaborated with UNDP in 2016-2017. He developed several courses to the champion legal aid lawyers in the model trainings supported by the National Legal Aid Center and Hubei Provincial Department of Justice in 2017 and 2018. He has been invited by international institutes such as the Norwegian Center for Human Rights (Oslo), Equal Rights Trust (London), Handicap International (Beijing), Law Faculty of Hong Kong University and other partners to lecture on equal rights of vulnerable groups and how to advocate them among diverse communities in 2018-2020. He is a contracted expert and has delivered several lectures in the EU project “Support Measures: capacity strengthening of local Civil Society Organizations in China” since 2020.