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.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

十二届全国人大常委会第三十一次会议在京举行(NPC’s Standing Committee holds 31st meeting in Beijing)
National People’s Congress, Dec 22, 2017

北京警校一哥涉害死維權人士 被美列入制裁名單 (US sanctions Party Secretary of Beijing People’s Police College over death of human rights defender Cao Shunli)
Apple Daily, December 22, 2017

Small step toward accountability: US sanctions a Chinese official over death of Cao Shunli
China Human Rights Defenders, December 22, 2017

人民陪审员法一审:选任学历降至高中 (First draft of People’s Assessors Law lowers education requirement of lay jurors to high school level)
The Paper, December 22, 2017

法官法拟修改:非因法定情形法官不被调离审判岗位 (Judges Law draft revision protects judges from arbitrary removal)
Beijing News, December 22, 2017

法官法检察官法修订草案一审:拟设两级遴选委员会(Judges and Procuratorates Law revision proposes two tiers of selection committees)
The Paper, December 22, 2017

China adds new protections for graft suspects amid detention system overhaul
Reuters, December 22, 2017

Two Uyghur students die in China’s custody following voluntary return from Egypt
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2017

Chinese army “spared no-one” in 1989 mass killings in Beijing: UK cables
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2017