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.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

刑案律师辩护率大增部分地区达100% (Big increases in rate of defense by criminal lawyers, doubling in some regions)
Legal Daily, Dec 21, 2017

著名民运人士杨天水先生遭中共当局强制“海葬” 家人遭巨大压力被禁言(CPC authorities force sea burial of Yang Tianshui (Yang Tongyan), veteran democracy activist who died last month, and pressure family to remain silent)
Weiquanwang, December 20, 2017

Gay hate crime? The Nest accused of assault on lesbian couple
Shanghaiist, December 20, 2017

反强拆 广西北海两村民被批捕(Two villagers in Beihai, Guangxi Province, detained for opposing forced demolition)
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2017

天津首起侮辱国旗案宣判 (Man is sentenced to 2 years in Tianjin’s first case of dishonoring national flag)
Legal Daily, Dec 20, 2017

20个省份成立法官检察官惩戒委(20 provinces set up Judge and Prosecutor Disciplinary Sanction Commission)
Legal Daily, Dec 20, 2017

最高检公安部联合发文规范经济犯罪案件办理:防止侦查权滥用 (Supreme People’s Court and Ministry of Public Security jointly issue regulation on handling economic crimes to prevent abuse of investigative power)
The Paper, Dec 19, 2017

《法治政府建设实施纲要》尚未落实到位 近半数未如期公布法治政府建设年报 (Implementation Outline for Building Government of Rule of Law falls short in practice, as half of government units miss deadline for publishing annual reports)
Legal Daily, Dec 18, 2017

最高法:人格权有望单独成编入民法典,保护互联网时代隐私权 (Supreme People’s Court: “Right to character” to be written into civil code to protect privacy right in Internet era)
The Paper, Dec 18, 2017