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Original articles on Chinese law written by the CLT Community


Speaking up about the right to remain silent in the Zhang Yingying Case 0 (0)

Speaking up about the right to remain silent in the Zhang Yingying Case

The right to an attorney [and your attorney’s rights] in China 0 (0)

China is testing new rules aimed at ensuring that all criminal defendants have access to a lawyer. This is a big deal. The criminal representation[……] Read more

Some problems with China’s domestic violence warning system 0 (0)

One major innovation in China’s Domestic Violence Law[i] is the written warning (告诫书) system, which allows for state intervention in domestic violence[……] Read more

Opposing Parties? 0 (0)

Three years ago I wrote about new restrictions on the speech and conduct of Chinese lawyers. Leaked revisions of the lawyers’ professional code of con[……] Read more

Exclusive focus: Why China’s exclusionary rules won’t stop police torture. 0 (0)

China has just released a new document aimed at deterring police abuses by strictly excluding coerced confessions and other illegal evidence from criminal trials.
It won’t work.

No Excuse: Issues in China’s legal framework for combatting domestic Violence 0 (0)

This article is written in part as a response to my colleague Sulin Han’s recent Chinafile piece on domestic violence in China, and is an attempt capt[……] Read more

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