Jingjing Zhang

Jingjing Zhang

Open Society Fellow, Director
Beijing Huanzhu Law Firm

Committed to justice and strengthening the rule of law, Jingjing is one of China’s leading public interest lawyers. An outspoken environmental advocate, she represents pollution victims in lawsuits and promotes public participation by helping communities organize public hearings on environmental rights and licensing processes. Through her work with the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims she has won milestone cases in the Chinese courts, including the first successful environmental class action suit in China against a chemical company that discharged toxic substances in Fujian Province. From 2009 to 2012, she was Deputy Country Director of PILnet: the Global Network for Public Interest Law, working on promoting public interest litigation in China. She is co-director and a partner in the first-ever Chinese environmental public interest law firm, Beijing Huanzhu Law Firm. She won the SEE-TNC (The Nature Conservancy) Eco-award in May 2011 and was named an Asia Society Asia 21 Fellow. Jingjing earned her Master’s Degree of Administration in May 2013 from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and is now a visiting scholar at Harvard University Law School.

 
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