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Cheng Hai (程海), a lawyer currently disputing his one year suspension from legal practice, leads 38 lawyers in demanding an end to the annual assessment and certification process for lawyers. The statement argues that this certification practice, mandated by the Ministry of Justice, not only...
In a statement that cites Chinese laws and United Nations standards, a group of 132 lawyers and legal professionals call on central government authorities to stop abuses of lawyers committed by local authorities. In a joint statement, the Chinese Human Rights Lawyers group outlines the following...
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Ministry of Public Security
National People’s Congress
Supreme People's Procuratorate
Human Rights in China (HRIC) : Please share your thoughts and comments with us on the 18th Party Congress, now that it has concluded.
For decades, China watchers played down the rise of a viable opposition to the Communist Party, citing the invincible iron hand of the Party and excessive government controls, which made it impossible for citizens to organize.
Increasingly frequent social conflicts and economic downturn have not only presented China’s regional governments with overwhelming financial pressure, but also caused the central government a serious funding problem for its stability maintenance system.
I have provided legal services to victims of land requisition and demolition and have represented them in many administrative lawsuits.
On May 15, 2012, Chongqing dissident and Chinese Pan-Blue Alliance leader Zhang Qi (张起) was released from Yuzhou Prison after having served a four-year sentence. Zhang was detained on May 16, 2008, formally arrested on June 20, 2009, and convicted of “inciting subversion of state power” on July 7,...
Criminal Verdict Translation by HRIC December 25, 2009 (2009) No. 3901 Public Prosecution Organ: Beijing Municipal People’s Procuratorate Branch No. 1

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