Agence France-PresseAugust 13, 2013 16:16
China for the first time has issued guidelines aimed at preventing wrongful or unjust court judgements in response to high-profile judicial scandals, state media reported Tuesday.
The guidelines were released by the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs, part of the Communist Party's Central Committee, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
It said it was the first time such guidelines had been issued. They largely reiterated existing principles, including preventing punishment in cases where guilt cannot be absolutely established.