On Thursday, March 8, 2012, the revised draft of the criminal procedure law was formally introduced to the national legislature in China, including stricter revisions that restrict the police’s power to secretly detain people–at least on paper. Professor Cohen’s commentary is available here.
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On January 14, 2012, President Ma was announced as the winner of the Taiwan presidential election. Professor Jerome Cohen’s commentary on the election results appeared throughout Taiwanese media.
The December 19 announcement of Kim Jong-il’s death has stimulated another round of useful debate in the United States about how it and its South Korean and Japanese allies should deal with North Korea. Predictions about what is likely to happen under the new leadership of Kim Jong-un run the gamut, and suggested policies are just as diverse.
On December 9, 2011 the South China Morning Post ran an article featuring Professor Jerome Cohen and his analysis of the current tensions in the South China Sea between China and Vietnam.
Before the end of this month, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress will review the second draft of a proposal for comprehensive revisions to China’s Criminal Procedure Law. Despite some tweaks made under public pressure, it’s clear the revisions will be one step forward and two steps back for justice, at least for the politically controversial.