Saving Lives in the Death Penalty Review Stage

“Saving Lives in the Death Penalty Review Stage” was project carried out by GBCC in partnership with the Centre for Criminal Legal Aid and the China University of Political Science and Law over the period of May 2015 to March 2016. The project received funding from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office Strategic Programme Fund, and a follow up project is being carried out by the British Embassy in Beijing.

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The purpose of the project was to establish safeguards for the rights of the defendant within the death penalty review process through the promotion of procedural reform. This was achieved by promoting legal aid for death penalty.

The primary outcome of the project was the ‘Guidance of providing legal aid on death penalty review cases’, which was published jointly by the Supreme People’s Court and the Ministry of Justice as part of a new judicial interpretation. It was developed by the research team from the China University of Political Science and Law, and well received by the Department of Legal Aid in the Ministry of Justice. It has been designed to provide technical guidance to lawyers who provide legal aid for the death penalty review cases.

Date posted: 22 April 2016

Categories: Criminal Justice


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