People's Court Rules for Handling the Exclusion of Illegal Evidence in Criminal Cases (Provisional)
Posts tagged as “torture”
Provisions on Several Issues Regarding the Strict Exclusion of Illegal Evidence in Handling Criminal Cases
Police Blotter: Suspect's death may be due to torture
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.
The SPC is making rules and making them clear--- well, clear with Chinese characteristics. This document lays out the rules for increasing case-handling quality and trying to make sure cases get decided based on the facts and evidence by an independent judicirary. Do they go far enough?
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.