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China further improves legal guarantee procedure of human rights: white paper

(Xinhua)    11:24, September 12, 2016

BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese judicial authorities have reformed many areas in order to further improve the legal guarantee procedure of human rights, according to a white paper issued on Monday.

The white paper, titled "New Progress in the Judicial Protection of Human Rights in China" issued by the State Council Information Office, said China has reformed the case admitting system by converting the case-filing review system into a case-filing register system.

China has revised the Criminal Procedure Law, and implemented principles of legality, in dubio pro reo, exclusion of unlawful evidence, said the white paper.

The country also revises the Civil Procedure Law to effectively settle disputes, revised the Administrative Procedure Law to strengthen the protection of legitimate rights and interests of private parties in administrative lawsuits, it said, adding it enacted the first Anti-Domestic Violence Law to strengthen legal protection of the personal rights of victims of domestic violence.

Judicial authorities have "put in place a system to exclude unlawful evidence and protect the legitimate rights and interests of criminal suspects," the paper said.

In 2014, the Ministry of Public Security issued more explicit regulations concerning the scope of and interrogation recording requirements for cases subject to audio and video recording.

The interrogation rooms of public security organs and detention houses are all equipped with audio and video recording facilities to prevent misconduct in law enforcement such as extorting confessions by torture and obtaining evidence through illegal means.

In 2015, the procuratorial organs at all levels demanded the withdrawal of 10,384 cases wrongly filed by investigation organs, and regulated 31,874 cases of illegal conduct involving abuse of compulsory measures and unlawfully obtaining evidence.

China has also improved procedures for juvenile criminal cases to help underage offenders better reintegrate into the society, said the white paper.

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