Information on the judicial system, the role of lawyers and the right to counsel [CHN15727.E]

For detailed information on the above-mentioned subject, please refer to the attached documents.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


China: A Country Study. 1988. Edited by R. Worden, A. Matles Savada and R. E. Dolan. Washington, DC.: U.S. Government, Department of the Army, pp. xxvi-xxvii, 507-40.

The Europa World Year Book 1992. 1992. London: Europa Publications Limited, pp. 756-57.

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights. May 1993. Criminal Justice with Chinese Characteristics: China's Criminal Process and Violations of Human Rights. New York: Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.