Chinese Title: 充分发挥辩护律师在防范冤假错案上重要作用
Legal Daily Online Guangzhou, April 25 Cable, Reporter Yuan Dingbo. The Supreme People's Court commenced a symposium today on Criminal Trial Work in Guanzhou, Guandong Province. The Managing Vice-President of the Supreme People's Court, Shen Deyong, emphasized at the meeting that people's courts of all levels should, under the strong leadership of the Party, work together with public security, procuratorate and other specialized organs to put into place divisions of labor and responsibility and the principles of mutual cooperation and mutual checks, jointly carrying out their legal professional duties, jointly holding fast the law's bottom line, jointly working to prevent unjust, false and wrongfully decided cases and jointly safeguarding judicial fairness.
He indicated that criminal trials involve decisions of life and death, concerning citizens' reputations, property, freedom and even life, concerning national security and social stability, and must resolutely hold firm the bottom line in guarding against false charges and wrongfully decided cases. We must fully recognize the serious harmfulness of unjust charges and wrongfully decided cases, fully recognize the possibility of unjust, false and wrongfully decided cases occurring; fully rely on the legal procedural system, make full use of the technical abilities, and gain the masses' full support in guarding against unjust, false and wrongly decided cases.
Shen Deyong indicated that we should attach great importance to fully bringing into play the defense lawyers' important role in guarding against unjust, false and wrongfully decided cases, fully recognize that lawyers are important members of a common corps of legal professionals, fully respect and protect lawyers right to carry out their professional duties in accordance with law, fully believe that the vast majority of lawyers are of impeccable professional character, that they are rational, objective fair an on point, that they are an important force on which the people's courts may, and should, rely.
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