A national conference of Chinese prosecutors today regarding crimes by juveniles revealed that the number of juvenile arrests and prosecutions has dropped significantly in recent years. (Conference Transcript in Chinese) In January 2013, China’s […]
Judicial Independence, transparency and Accountabi…
Not so very long after the products of China’s Third Plenum left many of those hoping for more overt court reform wanting, the Supreme People’s Court has released its own opinion on preventing wrongful cases, which encapsulates and reinforces much of what the Court has been saying since new president ZHOU Qiang took office in March this year. Judicial Independence, procedural justice, and the exclusion of illegally acquired evidence are all prominently featured.
This walkthrough will guide you through it. […]
A quick recap of the events leading to the release of the Opinion on Sexual Abuse of Children, and some analysis of what it actually says. The short answer- it goes a long way, but was blocked on many fronts by a need to comply with literal meaning of the legislation. […]
This is a CLT original article designed to address some of the unclear and confusing points that I noticed in the online and print coverage of the recent judicial interpretation. I hope that it helps clarify rather than add to the confusion. […]