Courts, Justice, and Human Rights

CHINA BRIEFING 1992, W. Joseph & the Asia Society, eds., Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1993, pp. 81-102

Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper

Posted: 8 Apr 2012

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Margaret Woo

Northeastern University - School of Law

Date Written: April 4, 2012

Abstract

This article explores the legal and judicial institutions reestablished in China in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution and on the heels of the economic reforms of 1978. The recent developments will be surveyed and then examined through the lens of several phenomena that characterize the system – bureaucratization, authoritarianism, and a preference for informality. These underlying strands point to a legal system that, from a Western perspective, affords only limited protection to the rights of individuals.

Suggested Citation

Woo, Margaret, Courts, Justice, and Human Rights (April 4, 2012). CHINA BRIEFING 1992, W. Joseph & the Asia Society, eds., Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1993, pp. 81-102; Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2034609

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