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Three Scholars from CASS Law Institute Attend the Progress Meeting on the Project “Empirical Study on the Effects of Implementation of Major Reforms of the Criminal Litigation System since the Third Plenary Session of the Eighteenth CPC Central Committee

The progress meeting on the Project “Empirical Study on the Effects of Implementation of Major Reforms of the Criminal Litigation System since the Third Plenary Session of the Eighteenth CPC Central Committee, a major projects funded by the State Social Science Fund, was held in Beijing on May 17, 2019. The meeting was convened by Mr. Jiang Wei, the vice president of the Supreme People’s Court and attended by judges from the Third Criminal Division, the Office of Judicial Reform, and China Institute of Applied Jurisprudence of the Supreme People’s Court, the Higher People’s Court of Zhejiang Province, the First Intermediate People’s Court of Shanghai Municipality, the Intermediate People’s Court of Chengdu City, and experts and scholars from CASS, Peking University, Renmin University of China, and Beijing Lawyers Association. Three scholars from CASS Law Institute, Professor Tian He, Professor Xiong Qiuhong and Professor Hu Changming, attended the meeting at the invitation of the Supreme People’s Court.

At the meeting, Professor Xiong Qiuhong, introduced the progresses of the sub-project on the “Results of the Reform of the Criminal Evidence System”, of which she is the responsible person; Professor Hu Changming introduced the progresses and experiences of the implementation of the sub-project “reform of the system of execution of criminal punishment”; and Professor Tian He introduced the research framework, research paradigm, and arrangements and plan for the next stage of implementation of the sub-project “reform of the system of execution of criminal punishment”, of which she is the person in charge.

At the meeting, the participants also exchange opinions on such topics as the empirical research on the effect of implementation of the reform aimed at substantiation of court trial, trial-centered reform of the litigation system, the improvement of the system of leniency to those who plead guilty and accept punishment, the reform of the lawyer’s defense system, the effect of the intelligent criminal case handling assistance system, and the effect of implementation of the mechanism for the prevention of miscarriage of justice.