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Two weeks of police shootings sparks debate 5 (1)

2014/06/03 Jeremy Daum 0

“One must never place a loaded rifle on the stage if it isn’t going to go off.” Anton Chekhov,

Several incidents of Chinese police discharging their weapons in the last two weeks, raise questions about police training, regulations.

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Updated: Quick note on ‘Picking Quarrels’ 0 (0)

2014/05/06 Jeremy Daum 4

Journalists, activists and lawyers have recently been picked up on the strangely named offense of ‘picking quarrels and causing disturbances’. What does this offense really entail? This brief note unpacks the relevant legal authority to show that it should never be used as a blanket offense.

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Quick note on Xu Zhiyong Jurisdiction issues 0 (0)

2014/02/07 Jeremy Daum 0

The problem with the XZY case is that the procedures are so opaque that sometimes you can’t even tell if the law is being followed. Worse, it feels like you are trying to find a fig leaf for an indecency of a trial when you comb through the laws and records trying to make sense of them. Two issues have been criticized in the press, the question of why the case was heard by an intermediate court, and why XZY was and his co-defendants were tried separately.

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Walkthrough for SPC Opinion on Wrongful Cases 0 (0)

2013/11/21 Jeremy Daum 0

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.

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Update on internet rumors 0 (0)

2013/09/25 Jeremy Daum 0

The 16 year old Gansu boy mentioned in a previous post for having been detained for his internet comments questioning police conduct has been released! What, if anything, does it mean?

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