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Article: The Chinese Criminal Defence System: A Comparative Study of a System in Reform

TitleThe Chinese Criminal Defence System: A Comparative Study of a System in Reform
Authors
Issue Date2005
PublisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/
Citation
Hong Kong Law Journal, 2005, v. 35 n. 3, p. 695-713 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper examines some recent steps taken in mainland China towards providing a better system of justice for criminal defendants and considers how effective these reforms are in practical terms. Many of the reforms contained in the Criminal Procedure Law of 1996 were intended to introduce aspects of the adversarial system of justice to the prevailing system. However, the safeguards introduced often lack the necessary guarantees to ensure compliance. To demonstrate the need for mainland China to adopt further reforms, the author compares aspects of the criminal justice system in mainland China with that of the common law jurisdictions of Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and Australia (Victoria), in four key areas: (1) the collection and admissibility of illegally obtained evidence; (2) the duty of disclosure placed on the prosecution and the defendant's right to all material evidence; (3) the defendant's right to competent and adequate legal advice and representation and (4) the presumption of innocence.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87745
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.215
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101

 

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dc.contributor.authorWhitfort, Aen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:33:50Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:33:50Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Law Journal, 2005, v. 35 n. 3, p. 695-713en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0378-0600en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87745-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines some recent steps taken in mainland China towards providing a better system of justice for criminal defendants and considers how effective these reforms are in practical terms. Many of the reforms contained in the Criminal Procedure Law of 1996 were intended to introduce aspects of the adversarial system of justice to the prevailing system. However, the safeguards introduced often lack the necessary guarantees to ensure compliance. To demonstrate the need for mainland China to adopt further reforms, the author compares aspects of the criminal justice system in mainland China with that of the common law jurisdictions of Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and Australia (Victoria), in four key areas: (1) the collection and admissibility of illegally obtained evidence; (2) the duty of disclosure placed on the prosecution and the defendant's right to all material evidence; (3) the defendant's right to competent and adequate legal advice and representation and (4) the presumption of innocence.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Law Journalen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleThe Chinese Criminal Defence System: A Comparative Study of a System in Reformen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailWhitfort, A: whitfort@hku.hken_HK
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