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Criminal Defense in China

Authors: Terence Halliday, Sida Liu

Terence Halliday and Sida Liu completed a National Science Foundation funded research project that studied the development of criminal procedure law and practice in China between 2005 and 2015.

The research had three main components:

  • What are the policy debates over China's Criminal Procedure Law?
  • How do lawyers implement criminal procedure law in their everyday practices?
  • And what sorts of international influences shape Chinese criminal procedure law and practice?

The principal findings of the research were published in Sida Liu and Terence C. Halliday's 2016 book, Criminal Defense in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work. (New York: Cambridge University Press). Criminal Defense in China was reviewed in the August 2017 issue of The New York Review of Books.  

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