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Right to Silence

Legal practice

In 2005, after She Xianglin had spent over 11 years in a mainland prison for the alleged murder of his wife in Hubei , the woman was discovered still alive, and living with a new husband in Shandong.

Monday, 16 April, 2012, 12:00am

Citizens are still a long way from enjoying true justice

With only meagre improvements in the second draft of amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law, it appears the mainland's criminal justice system is still a long way from placing citizens' rights front and centre.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Review sought over car driver ruling

The Justice Department yesterday sought a review of a magistrate's ruling that backed a person's right to silence in relation to traffic offences. Last Thursday, Kowloon City Court magistrate David Thomas said a law requiring car owners to disclose the identity of drivers in traffic offences breached a person's right to silence.

15 May 2008 - 12:00am

Change present primitive system

MS Christine Loh's confusion (South China Morning Post, December 19) over the 'new' police caution to suspects in the UK, stems from a fundamental misunderstanding, common even amongst lawyers, about suspects' rights upon arrest. There is no such thing as a 'right to silence'. No-one can be forced, threatened or induced to answer police questions.

23 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

We must keep our right to silence

MOST of us, as law abiding citizens, have never been arrested. But many of us know that there is a right to remain silent.

19 Dec 1994 - 12:00am