Hong Kong needs a compensation law for wrongful imprisonment

Apr 2, 2021 | INVESTING

After China revised its Criminal Procedure Law in 2013, coerced confessions, even if true, are no longer admissible at trial. This followed the exclusionary rules adopted in 2010 by the Supreme People’s Court to guide courts and provide safeguards for suspects.Wrong convictions are devastating for the individual and bring criminal justice into disrepute. Although this can happen in even the most careful of legal systems, its chances are minimised if high standards of proof are adopted, as in…

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