Posted by: mulrickillion | October 12, 2011

China: Secret Arrest to be Justified by Law Amendment


Police in Beijing, China. Image by Flickr user faungg (CC BY-ND 2.0).



By Oiwan Lam, Global Voices, Sept 27, 2011 —

The Chinese government is in the process of completing an amendment to its Criminal Procedure Law (CPL). The draft, released for public consultation on 30 August, 2011, has sparked an intense debate among law professors and lawyers, as it has granted police legal justification for secret arrest and investigation.

Controversial amendment

The following anonymous commentary [zh] analyzing the CPL in details has been widely circulated in the past two weeks. . . .

China: Secret Arrest to be Justified by Law Amendment · Global Voices


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