Access to Justice and Constitutionalism in China

Stéphanie Balme and Michael W. Dowdle (eds) Building Constitutionalism in China (Palgrave 2009)

10 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2015

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Fu Hualing

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law

Date Written: July 2, 2009

Abstract

A neglected aspect in the study of Post-Mao Chinese legal and constitutional reform is the importance and potential of social intermediaries, the legal professions in particular, in developing China’s emerging legal system. Scholars and commentators have conducted extensive studies on the supply-side of the legal system, but for the most part few have taken the demand-side of this system seriously. Support groups in civil society have played an indispensible role in the successful development of rights. This paper examines the contribution of one particular type of institution in the support structure: legal aid services, and its potentials in providing access to justice; in promoting the rule of law; and in empowering communities.

Keywords: legal aid, access to justice, legal empowerment, rule of law

Suggested Citation

Hualing, Fu, Access to Justice and Constitutionalism in China (July 2, 2009). Stéphanie Balme and Michael W. Dowdle (eds) Building Constitutionalism in China (Palgrave 2009) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2626006

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