Book details unfair convictions and arbitrary acts of Chinese criminal system
A partnership between FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School (Direito Rio) and Renmin University (China) has just launched a Portuguese version of the book “Voltando dos mortos – Condenações injustas e justiça criminal na China” [Back from the dead – Unfair convictions and criminal justice in China]. Written by professor He Jiahong, the book details a series of examples of unfair convictions in the Chinese criminal system, as well as the country’s efforts – although still far from correcting such arbitrary acts – to identify the causes and implement measures to prevent and avoid the conviction of innocent people.
The work, which marks another important step in FGV’s internationalization process, is also a reference not only for those who are interested in the Chinese efforts on the issue, but also for anyone that defends justice and the protection of human rights. “Voltando dos Mortos” is therefore more than a book on legal reform and unfair convictions in the Asian giant. The book brings compelling insights into the Chinese judicial structure, the police investigation process and the actions of prosecutors and defense lawyers within the system.
The book is a starting point for readers in search of generic knowledge on the Chinese criminal justice system. The volume is part of the SHU label, launched by Editora Batel in partnership with Go East Brasil, in co-edition with Direito Rio.
Go to the website for more information on the book.