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Criminal law on NPC agenda

(China Daily)

14:03, January 01, 2012

BEIJING - A controversial draft amendment that proposes to outlaw forced confession and permits secret detention will be discussed at the plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in March, an additional agenda item of the meeting this year apart from its routine schedule.

The NPC Standing Committee decided on Saturday that the draft amendment to the Criminal Procedural Law, one that aims to rule out forced detention under torture and empower the public security to conduct secret detentions, will be delivered to the plenary session of the top legislature for review.

The plenary session of the NPC is the annual meeting of China's top legislature. Its routine schedule usually includes reviewing the work report delivered by the State Council, the People's Supreme Court, the People's Supreme Procuratorate and the NPC Standing Committee.

The session will be open on March 5, according to a decision made on Saturday by the NPC Standing Committee.

China's Legislation Law stipulates that the plenary session of the NPC enacts and amends "basic criminal, civil and state structure laws and other basic laws". The legislative competence of the NPC Standing Committee, however, is limited to enacting and amending laws other than those that shall be enacted by the plenary session, or to make partial supplement and amendment to basic laws when the plenary meeting is not in the session, although such supplement may not contradict the law's basic principle.


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