Criminal Law

CPL IMPLEMENTATION IN BEIJING 0 (0)

This is a quick not-quite translation of an article that is full of interesting information about how Beijing is implementing the CPL. I just this very faithful summary in English rather than translate the original, but the increasing amount of skepticism as the article progresses is in the original. There’s lots of good things happening, but plenty to work on as well.

Legal News

Party Central Political-Legal Committee weighs in on wrongful convictions 0 (0)

This is not your Zhou Yongkang’s Political-Legal Commission. Following the ongoing discussion of the role of cops, procs and courts in preventing wrongful convictions, the political legal commission has apparently issued a guiding opinion weighing in on the matter. Will it be more successful in stopping wrongful convictions and police abuse than, well, the laws have been? Time will tell, but this is a promising sign of commitment to reform.

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