Death Penalty System Reform in China
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The Organic Law of the People's Republic of China (人民法院组织法) was adopted at the 24th session of the tenth Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on January 1, 2007, giving the Supreme People's Court unilateral power to review death penalty cases. This was a historically significant event in criminal justice development in China, influencing China's criminal trial system and rule of law.

I. History of…

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Xiong, Xuanguo, “Death Penalty System Reform in China”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 14 December 2017 <>

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