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Professor Barry Rider awarded the Order of Honour by the Chinese Government

last modified Jul 16, 2015 02:55 PM

Professor Barry Rider OBE (1976), Fellow Commoner and Professor of Law, has been awarded the Order of Honour (First Class) by the Government of the Republic of China. The Gold Cluster in the Division of Justice has only been awarded on three previous occasions. The citation states this honour is bestowed by order of the President of the Republic of China for Professor Rider’s “outstanding achievement in promoting international cooperation on combating transnational crime”. President Ma Ying-jeou acknowledged Professor Rider’s unique contribution in promoting cooperation in law and justice.

"It has been almost two years since the murder of Giulio Regeni in Cairo. As we approach this anniversary, we are no nearer to knowing the truth of what happened to this promising post-graduate, tortured and killed while pursuing wholly legitimate academic research... It has been especially troubling to note that, in the absence of apparent progress in investigations into Giulio’s death, attention has been turned to his doctoral supervisor, Dr Maha Abdelrahman – an honourable and distinguished scholar..." Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor. To read the message in full, please go to our News page. The message can also be found on the University of Cambridge homepage.

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