The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's embattled lawyers
British Broadcasting Corporation, Newshour Extra, August 15, 2015

Mass suppression of lawyers reveals true nature of Xi’s “rule by law”
Human Rights in China, July 16, 2015

重庆拟出台遗体和人体器官捐献条例 买卖器官最高可处交易额十倍罚款 (Chongqing drafts corpse and human organ donation regulations, highest fine for trafficking organs is 10 times the value of transaction )
Legal Daily, August 17, 2015

公安监管部门出台系列措施保障律师会见权 律师看守所会见一般半小时内安排 (Ministry of public security supervisory department proposes a series of measures to ensure lawyers' rights to access clients, lawyers can usually arrange a meeting at a detention center within half an hour)
Legal Daily, August 17, 2015

Shanghai Minhang District Detention Center Chief Hong Ge: “At present, aside from meeting with suspects in 3 types of cases, including endangering state security, which requires the approval of investigating authorities, in other cases, as long as the suspect is not hospitalized or going through pre-trial procedures with investigating authorities, defense lawyers possessing ‘3 forms of documentation’ can normally arrange a meeting within half an hour.”

银川人大常委会废止4项法规 (Yinchuan abolishes juvenile protection regulations, construction management regulations, budgetary oversight regulations, and private medical facilities regulations on the basis that they conflict with superior laws)
Legal Daily, August 17, 2015