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Highlights of work reports from SPC and SPP

( Updated: 2016-03-15 07:58

Highlights of work reports from SPC and SPP

Chen Man, who had been wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years, was declared innocent in Haikou, Hainan province, on Feb 1. Huang Yehua / Xinhua

Highlights of work reports from the Supreme People's Court (SPC) and the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) which were delivered Sunday.

1. Intensify legal mechanism to prevent miscarriages in justice

SPC: The top court will strictly enforce the ban on illegally obtained evidence, improve legal aid system on review of death sentence, enhance judicial aid system and strengthen judicial protection of human rights.

SPP: The top prosecutor's office will make sure that punishment fits the law, that no punishment is imposed in doubtful cases, and banning illegal evidence to prevent miscarriages in justice.


In 2015, many wrong criminal judgments passed by courts were redressed, such as the cases of Chen Man and Yang Ming. More steps suggested in the report this year will reduce the number of miscarriage cases.

2. Protections and reward for reporting duty crimes

SPP: The top prosecutor's office will carry out a system that protects and rewards informers.


Informers make a big contribution in disclosing crimes while they risk physical violence or even death threats. Since the SPP has brought up clear regulations, informers' legal rights will be better protected.

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