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How to Assess the Admissibility of Scientific Evidence in China?

  • U.S.-Asia Law Institute 139 MacDougal Street, Room 512 New York United States (map)

How to Assess the Admissibility of Scientific Evidence in China?

About the Presentation

In the amendment of Criminal Procedure Law of China in 2012, "expert conclusions" was changed into "expert opinion", and "person with expertise" was added to help judge assess the admissibility of scientific evidence. However, the practice in recent years shows that the effect of scientific evidence review is still not as good as expected. This kind of problem can be explained by the theories of "knowledge-power" and "cognition-behavior".

About the Speaker

Shu Xie is currently a Ph.D. candidate of China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), specializing in criminal procedure law and evidence. Till now, he has published more than 40 articles and commentaries in journals or newspapers, of which 15 articles were published in the Chinese Social Science Citation Index (CSSCI). His recent articles were granted the First Prize of the 9th China Jurist Forum’s Article Contest, the First Prize of the 8th China Youth Law Forum’s Article Contest, and the Third Prize of the 4th and 5th Youth Outstanding Achievement Award of Criminal Procedure Law. Also, Shu Xie was invited to visit The University of Hong Kong and National University of Kaohsiung as a visiting scholar. During his time at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, his research will focus on the evidence rules of Mainland China and U.S.

Earlier Event: April 22
Asia Law Weekly: Tom Kellogg
Later Event: April 29
Asia Law Weekly: Margaret Lewis