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  1. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Rape victims' pursuit of justice fraught with fear

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Victims reluctant to report offenders because of the traumatic criminal process, and proposed law reforms won't make it much easier for them Raped, ... but also a show of respect for the witnesses' dignity that is a basic value of a respectable criminal justice system." In fact, Hong Kong's prosecution and conviction rates- like ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Against proposed dirty money law

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Prosecutions Kevin Zervos advocates the implementation of a civil forfeiture law that would allow the government to seize property before a criminal conviction or even criminal proceedings take place. ... ultimately never file criminal proceedings, are a regular occurrence. Once assets are seized, they are nearly impossible to recover. Victims of the forfeiture are at a severe disadvantage since ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Presumed guilty in China

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by ZHOU ZUNYOU

    ... with the police statement. The article is not likely to represent the judge's personal ideas, but, rather, to send an official, positive message regarding a key principle of criminal procedure ... instruments and recognised by most modern countries as an important principle of criminal procedure. Once considered a concept of the bourgeoisie, the presumption of innocence was not accepted ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to put China's amended criminal law to the test

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says unless enforced, China's newly enacted amendments to its Criminal Procedure Law will only be a paper tiger Flimsy justice The good news as 2013 opens is that there is movement in judicial reform in China as amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law come into effect. Among other things, the amended law offers protection against self-incrimination and excludes ...

  5. News - China

    China's top judge Zhou Qiang urges increased role for defence lawyers

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 09:18pm by Chris Luo

    ... with legal academics and lawyers last Friday. Tensions between judges and defence lawyers in China have escalated since last August when the central government introduced a new criminal procedure law ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must scrap brutal disciplinary measure in war on corruption

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 07:30pm by ZHOU ZUNYOU

    ... regulations rather than to formal detention according to Criminal Procedure Law. If there is sufficient evidence for a criminal charge, the suspect will be handed over to prosecutors and judges. Few ... If the detainees do not confess, torture and other inhuman treatment are not unusual. Obviously, the extralegal procedure of shuanggui is likely to be harsher than any formal criminal procedure ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    Beijing touts drop in capital crimes in annual human rights reports

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... for "respecting and protecting human rights" was added to the amended Criminal Procedure Law, which, the white paper said, was milestone toward "in punishing criminals, protecting the public ... of the death penalty and has taken a prudent approach to it, while also protecting the rights of detainees. Under a 2011 amendment to the Criminal Law, the death penalty was removed as a form ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For China's leaders, the Bo Xilai problem has not gone away

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... criminal procedure to public scrutiny. According to traditional Chinese communist thinking, appealing only further demonstrates the failure of an accused to atone for his guilt. This constitutes ... a relatively "open" trial, they will be hard pressed to deny him an equally "open" appeal, especially under the newly revised Criminal Procedure Law, which improves ...

  9. News - China - CASE NOTES

    Mainland leadership needs to deepen legal reform

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Ng Tze Wei

    ... the passing of the long-awaited Mental Health Law, which will hopefully make the involuntary committal of mental health patients much harder, and amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law ... to the Criminal Procedure Law, as well as amendments to the Civil Procedure Law also passed last year, legal reformers realised that official resistance to change was still strong, whether in relation ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Abducted' baby's mother in court to face charge

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 12:17pm by Thomas Chan

    ... warrants up to seven years in jail and a fine under the Criminal Procedure Ordinance. Principal Magistrate Peter Law Tak-chuen adjourned the case to January 15, pending further police ...




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