China's Death Penalty Reform: Developments or Beyond?
Associate Professor of College for Criminal Law Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
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- Na Jiang
Associate Professor of College for Criminal Law Science
Beijing Normal University, china
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Received May 06, 2014; Accepted September 05, 2014; Published September 09, 2014
Citation: Jiang N (2014) China’s Death Penalty Reform: Developments or Beyond?. Intel Prop Rights 2:125. doi: 10.4172/2375-4516.1000125
Copyright: © 2014 Na Jiang. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In late August 2010, a new draft amendment to the Criminal Law of the PRC, proposing to reduce the number of crimes punishable by death for less executions and better human rights, was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. Even if this amendment becomes effective, the latest development is just a new step closer to abolition of the death penalty and not a landmark at all, without properly filling in the gap between legislation and policy. The Chinese legislation will still deviate from its policy on the death penalty and some ICCPR provisions to a certain degree.