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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Hu Jia's lawyer says government illegally blocks appeal

Hu Jia's lawyer Li Fangping states that following his conviction, Hu Jia was held incommunicado and barred from consulting with his legal team to discuss an appeal. The period for lodging an appeal has now expired. Here's the AFP report.

Here's my previous post on this subject.

April 19, 2008 in News - Chinese Law, People and Institutions | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Aha - I knew it...

On March 31st, the Beijing municipal government promulgated a set of rules, effective May 1st, that banned smoking in many public places, including restaurants. My thought at the time was that if they could really make this ban stick, we would have to rethink many of our ideas about Chinese state capacity. It looks like we can postpone the rethinking: the China Daily reports that "Beijing restaurants, bars and Internet cafes have been exempted from a proposed smoking ban at public venues in response to concerns expressed by business owners." Here's the Associated Press report.

April 19, 2008 in News - Chinese Law | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Asian Journal of Comparative Law: latest issue

Here's the latest issue of the AJCL, containing several articles related to Chinese law. Downloads are free, but registration is required.

April 19, 2008 in Publications | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Chinese law-related presentations at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

Here's a list (possibly incomplete), courtesy of Neysun Mahboubi, of China-related presentations at the upcoming annual meeting in Montreal of the Law and Society Association:

Thursday 12:30 - 2:15 pm 1310 Death and Other Penalties 1310
        conference RM 10 Chia-Wen Lee, National Cheng-Kung University Understanding Capital Punishment in Taiwan

Thursday 2:30 - 4:15 pm 1407 CRN33 East Asian Law and Society--Law and Human Rights and Social Movements in East Asia 1407
        conference RM 07 Holning Lau, Hofstra University Economic Arguments for Human Rights: The Case of Sexual Orientation Rights

Friday 10:15 - 12:00 pm 2206 The Roles and Perceptions of Crime Victims in National and International Settings 2206
        conference RM 06 George Zheng, University of Hong Hong Which Kind of Party? The Role of Crime Victims in the Criminal Procedure in China

Friday 10:15 - 12:00 pm 2212 CRN33 East Asian Law and Society--Theoretical Issues in East Asian Law and Politics 2212
        conference RM 12 Simon-Hoey Lee, Tsinghua University The Chinese Way of "Market" Reform in Search: A Study from the Property Law Legislature

Friday 10:15 - 12:00 pm 2226 Globalization, Crime, and Human Rights 2226
        conference RM 26 Patrick Keenan, University of Illinois China, Africa, and Human Rights: A Theory of Wealth and Conditions

Friday 10:15 - 12:00 pm 2228 Legal Pluralism as Mediation between Traditional and Modern Legal Cultures 2228
        conference RM 28  Qinglan Long, University of Hong Kong Relevancy between Corporations and Clans: Ideologies behind Comparative Law

Friday 10:15 - 12:00 pm 2229 Empirical Research on Cause Lawyers in the U.S. and Asia 2229
        conference RM 29 1. Sida Liu, University of Chicago and Terence Halliday, American BarFoundation Dancing Handcuffed in a Mine Field: Survival Strategies of Defense Lawyers in China's Legal Complex 2. Waikeung Tam, University of Chicago The Rise of Liberal Cause Lawyering in Hong Kong: Roles, Opportunities, and Constraints

Friday 12:30 - 2:15 pm 2311 Managing Health as a Public Good: Risks, Panics, and Accountabilities 2311
        conference RM 11 Wei-Hong Wang, National Taiwan Normal University A Comparative Study on Human Right Protection in the Post-SARS Public Health Laws in Taiwan and China

Friday 2:30 - 4:15 pm 2406 CRN33 East Asian Law and Society--Police, Confessions, and Criminal Justice in East Asia 2406
        conference RM 06 Li Chen, Columbia University History and Politics of China's Legal Reform in Summary Criminal Procedures, 1997-2007

Friday 4:30 - 6:15 pm 2513 Roundtable: The Role of Law in Contemporary Russia and China--A Comparative Approach 2513
        conference RM 13 Mary E. Gallagher, University of Michigan Participant Randall Peerenboom, Foundation for Law Justice and Society Participant

Saturday 2:30 - 4:15 pm 3415 CRN33 East Asian Law and Society--Roundtable--Gender and Law in East Asia 3415
        conference RM 15 Xiaonan Liu, China University of Political Science and Law Participant

Saturday 4:30 - 6:15 pm 3504 CRN33 East Asian Law and Society--Transformation of Professional Legal Education in East Asia 3504
        conference RM 04 Richard Wu, University of Hong Kong Significance of Professional Legal Education Reform in Hong Kong to Practical Skill Training in Chinese Law Schools: A Critical Assessment

Saturday 4:30 - 6:15 pm 3510 CRN24 Rule of Law, State Building, and Transition--Regulatory Perspectives on the Rule of Law 3510
        conference RM 10 Michael W. Dowdle, Institut d'├ętudes politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) China and the Post-Regulatory State

Sunday 8:15 - 10:00 am 4103 CRN24 Rule of Law, State Building, and Transition--The Post-Developmental State 4103
        conference RM 03 Michael W. Dowdle, Institut d'├ętudes politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) Chair/Discussant 1. Fuyong Chen, Tsinghua University / UC Berkeley Striving for Independence, Competence, and Fairness: A Case Study of Beijing Arbitration Commission 2. Yue Niu, University of Hong Kong The HKSAR Basic Law and Universal Suffrage for the Legislative Council

Sunday 8:15 - 10:00 am 4117 New Forms of Property: Legal and Economic Consequences 4117
        conference RM 17 Haiyan Liu, Indiana University Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement and Criminalization in the US, Taiwan and Mainland, China

Sunday 8:15 - 10:00 am 4123 Symbolic and Legal Effects of Courts in Political Change and Transitions 4123
        conference RM 23 Neysun Mahboubi, Yale University Suing Government in China

Sunday 10:15 - 12:00 pm 4204 CRN33 East Asian Law and Society--Women in Law and Legal Education in East Asia 4204
        conference RM 04 Xiaonan Liu, China University of Political Science and Law Getting Away from Private Sphere: Women in Legal Education and Profession

April 17, 2008 in Conferences | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)