Legal reforms in China seek to reinforce the legitimacy of Party rule. Generally, this only means governing successfully, bettering the lives of the m[……] Read more
Posts published by “Jeremy Daum”
Jeremy Daum is a Senior Fellow of the Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center, based in Beijing, with over a decade of experience working in China on collaborative legal reform projects. His principal research focus is criminal procedure law, with a particular emphasis on protections of vulnerable populations such as juveniles and the mentally ill in the criminal justice system, and is also an authority on China’s ‘Social Credit System’. Jeremy has spoken about these issues at universities throughout China and in the U.S.; and has co-authored a book on U.S. Capital Punishment Jurisprudence for Chinese readers. He is also the founder and contributing editor of the collaborative translation and commentary site Chinalawtranslate.com, dedicated to improving mutual understanding between legal professionals in China and abroad.
He translates, writes, edits, does web-design, graphic design, billing, tech support, and social media outreach for China Law Translate.
This article uses the introduction of China's plea leniency system, inspired by the US plea bargaining system, as a starting place for discussing the importance of 'engagement' between Chinese and foreign legal scholars more generally.
China’s Ministry of Education has released new rules for schools’ protection of minors with an unexpected focus on ‘Rights’.
A discussion of China's newest counter-espionage security measures.
Last week, a Shanghai man was sentenced to 8 months in prison for throwing garbage from his upstairs apartment and injuring a woman below. The story was publicized as an early enforcement of a new crime, but occurred before the amendment took effect.
Was this a retroactive application of the new law?
Yes and No.
The Supreme People’s Procurate (SPP) is not only China’s top prosecutors’ office, but is also responsible for ‘legal oversight’ of judicial and admini[……] Read more