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Judicial Reforms and Criminal Procedure in China

15–16 December 2017
Chair of Chinese Legal Culture
Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Cologne


Friday, 15 December 2017
Venue: Neuer Senatssaal, University Main Building

10:30–11:00: Welcome

Session 1: Introduction to Recent Reforms of Courts and Criminal Procedure

11:00–12:00: HOU Meng (Peking University)
The Supreme People’s Court as Initiator of Judicial Reforms

13:00–14:00: Susan Finder (School of Transnational Law of Peking University, Shenzhen)
The Supreme People’s Court’s Role in Shaping Criminal Procedure

14:00–15:00: FU Yulin (Peking University)
The Relationship between Higher and Lower Courts in the Process of Implementing Judicial Reforms

Session 2: Protection of Procedural Rights in Criminal Trials

15:30–16:15: HE Xin (City University of Hong Kong)
Problems and Prospects of Criminal Reconciliation

16:15–17:00: Eva Pils (King’s College London)
China’s Dual State and the Elimination of Criminal Procedure Rights

17:00–17:45: YUE Liling (China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing)
Summary Trial and Fair Trial Rights Protection 


Saturday, 16 December 2017
Venue: Room 3.07, Institute of East Asian Studies

Session 3: Criminal Justice Reforms under Socialist Rule of Law

10:00–10:45: YU Xiaohong (Tsinghua University, Beijing)
Limits of Judicial Reform in China

10:45–11:30: Michelle MIAO (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Criminal Justice System as an Enterprise

11:30–12:15: LI Ling (University of Vienna)
Judicial Reforms and Decision-making in China’s Courts

Session 4: Obstacles to the Establishment of ‘Hearing-Centred’ Trials

13:30–14:15: GUO Zhiyuan (China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing)
Live Witnesses in Chinese Courts

14:15–15:00: XU Shenjian (China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing)
Cross Examination in Chinese Criminal Trials



Mimi ZOU (Oxford University)

PENG Xinyun (University Basel)

LIN Jing (MPI, Freiburg)