The Supreme People’s Court in Beijing. China has expanded the role of people’s assessors in the trial process. A new law enables citizens to try cases with professional judges. Photo: AP
Grenville Cross
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Grenville Cross

How a people’s jury system is helping Chinese courts to open up as part of vital judicial reforms

  • Grenville Cross says the recent case of a man who languished in prison for a murder he did not commit is but another miscarriage of justice in China. However, two recent reforms to Chinese law should help prevent such cases

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The Supreme People’s Court in Beijing. China has expanded the role of people’s assessors in the trial process. A new law enables citizens to try cases with professional judges. Photo: AP
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