Excluding Illegally Obtained Confessions in China

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 @ 12:10pm
William and June Warren Hall, Room 417
Oct 25
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 @ 12:10pm
William and June Warren Hall, Room 417

China has recognized the problems of coercive confessions and other illegal means of evidence collection as early as two decades ago. To reduce wrongful convictions, China formally adopted the exclusionary rules of illegally obtained evidence in 2010. However, implementing exclusionary rules has met with difficulty due to the vague legislation and other issues. In this talk, Prof. Guo Zhiyuan, an expert in criminal procedure from China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing, will overview the exclusionary rules, point out practical issues in implementing these rules, and introduce subsequent reforms. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Legal Studies.