March 20, 2012
Revisions to the Criminal Procedure Law: source materials
Here are some source materials in Chinese and English for anyone interested in studying the recent revisions to the Criminal Procedure Law:
- Original 1997 version
- New version (effective Jan. 1, 2013)
- NPC Decision spelling out the specific revisions
Note that you can create your own 山寨 English version of the new law by taking one of the English versions of the 1997 text and inputting the changes from the translation of the NPC Decision.
In addition, the Dui Hua Foundation has posted an excellent commentary that focuses on the controversial provisions for secret detentions. There's a nice table showing differences from the August 2011 draft and the final version.
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