CHINA China issues revised guideline on penalty measurement procedures

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China issues revised guideline on penalty measurement procedures

Xinhua

11:27, November 06, 2020

China has released a revised guideline to improve the procedures in the meting out of punishment and ensure justice and transparency in the measurement of penalties.

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In the trials of criminal cases, the people's courts should guarantee the relative independence of the sentencing procedure, according to the guideline, which takes effect on Friday.

The people's procuratorates are required to improve their sentencing suggestions amid examination and prosecution, it adds.

To protect the litigation rights of defendants and victims, the guideline allows them to offer their sentencing suggestions and explain the reasons in criminal proceedings.

The guideline was jointly released by five departments, including the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate, the Ministry of Public Security, and the Ministry of Justice.


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