Jonathan Hecht

Massachusetts State Representative


Jonathan Hecht is is a Massachusetts State Representative for the 29th Middlesex District and a former senior research scholar in law at Yale Law School.

He is one of the country’s leading authorities on contemporary Chinese law and an important scholar of Chinese criminal procedure. Before coming to Yale, Hecht worked for four years in the Beijing office of the Ford Foundation and taught Chinese law at Harvard Law School. He has more than ten years experience as a program officer and consultant on legal reform projects in China with the Ford Foundation, the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, and other organizations.

Featured Work

SEP 5, 1996 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 1, Number 6 (Fall 1996): The Human Rights Discourse in East Asia: Reports from the Region: Articles: CHINA

Xia and Hecht discuss Contemporary Human Rights, Origins of the Human Rights Concept; Criminal Procedure Law of the People's Republic of China; Survey of Capital ...