China’s hugely controversial “re-education” labour camps are set to be abolished this year, state media quoted a senior legal official as saying on Monday.Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
Legal experts and rights groups welcomed reports this week about ending re-education through labour, but are concerned that another unjust punishment system will take its place as long as stability remains the Communist Party's overarching priority.9 Jan 2013 - 5:46am
The Communist Party's proposed reforms to the legal system, particularly one to "halt" the controversial re-education through labour system, will prove a major litmus test of new leader Xi Jinping's oft-repeated commitment to transparency and the rule of law, analysts say.
And the latest development is just a first step, they added.9 Jan 2013 - 5:46am
To call re-education through labour an affront to the rule of law is an understatement. It is a grotesque perversion of the rule of law, to the point of being used by police to lock up people even after they have been found innocent by the courts.9 Jan 2013 - 6:32am
In a clear reversal of a decades-old practice of human rights abuse, China announced on Monday that it would put a stop to the system of “re-education through labour”, or labour camps, in 2013.7 Jan 2013 - 9:49pm 2 comments