China to introduce jury trials first time starting next week

From bloomberg.com:

China will introduce jury trials next week for the first time aiming to bring impartiality and independence to the judicial system.

About 27,000 jurors will report for duty May 1, helping decide criminal and civil cases as they sit on a three-member panel with judges. The jurors were picked by half of China’s 2,900 grass-root courts and will have powers equal to those judges, China’s Supreme Court said on its Web site today. A total of 53,734 jurors will be selected and serve a five- year term.

Categories :

Tags :

SUPPORT CDT

CDT on Twitter

Google Ads 1

CDT EBOOKS

Giving Assistant

Amazon Smile

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup
X

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.