Jerome A. Cohen

Crunch time

As China's Communist Party elite prepare to select the country's leadership for the coming decade, to what extent does concern for the rule of law affect their deliberations?

Wednesday, 6 June, 2012, 12:00am

Law's protectors

In mainland China, when criminal investigators take someone into custody, there is no timely way to effectively challenge their misconduct. Suspects are usually detained throughout investigations. Torture during interrogation, although banned, is rife.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

In safe hands?

Someone will make a movie about Lai Changxing. Books about him in Chinese and English were published long before the Canadian government deported him to mainland China last month after an 11-year legal battle.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Out of reach

It is now 24 days since artist-activist Ai Weiwei's detention by Beijing police. Yet foreign media interest has not flagged, despite the silence of the Chinese legal system and Chinese government efforts to manipulate information. Ai's family still has not received the ordinarily required notice of detention telling where he is detained and why.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Legal reform too slow, says expert

A leading expert on Chinese business law has criticised Beijing for not putting enough political power behind legal reform, which lags behind economic reform.

3 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Loquacious lawyer

You would expect a man revered as one of the one hundred most powerful lawyers in the world to treat his own opinions like valuable commodities, bestowed sparingly on a select elite.

In other words, a bit of a nightmare to interview.

To begin with, normally loquacious lawyers have a puzzling habit of losing their touch with words when a reporter enters the room.

5 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

BIOGRAPHY - Jerome Cohen

Jerome Cohen is a partner at US law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; and is based in New York. He also teaches courses on Chinese law and foreign investment at the New York University School of Law.

Mr Cohen is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has also advised on foreign investment in the mainland since the 1970s.

5 Jun 2000 - 12:00am