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People's Republic of China: The Death penalty in 1997

, Index number: ASA 17/028/1998

This report analyses the use of the death penalty in China in 1997. It examines sentencing patterns and the impact of reforms of the Criminal Procedure Law and Criminal Law. Based on cases of individuals in 1997, it also discusses fundamental flaws in the criminal justice system and inadequate protection against miscarriages of justice.

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