Book Chapter

Deprivation of Liberty Under Scrutiny

E Nesossi, Sarah Biddulph, F Sapio, S Trevaskes

Legal Reforms and Deprivation of Liberty in Contemporary China | Routledge | Published : 2016


Since the early 1980s, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has embarked on a dramatic and on–going experiment with legal and institutional reform (gaige). The aim has been the creation of an efficient and modern justice system, responsive to social and economic change and proactive in protecting the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) hold on political power. This has meant that over approximately three decades, the topic of reform has also served as the thematic cornerstone of academic analyses in the field of Chinese law and justice.

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