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The Reason and Prevention of Wrongful Convictions in China: A Death Penalty Perspective

The Reason and Prevention of Wrongful Convictions in China: A Death Penalty Perspective

Despite many wrongful convictions, as well as death penalty cases, have been redressed in China resent years, there still are lots of innocent defendants petitioning for retrial. In this talk, Lawyer Jiade Huang will deliver what happened to these death penalty wrongful convictions in China. After clarifying that the factors caused the early wrongful conviction still exist, Jiade will put up with approaches to protect innocent citizens from wrongful convictions with legislative and practical strategies. 

About the Speaker

Mr. Jiade Huang is a criminal lawyer and a member of the Chinese Innocence Project (CIP) - XIYUANWANG, the first non-governmental organization aiming at redressing criminal case grievance in China. He helped other lawyers successfully promote the re-vindication of many unjust criminal cases, such as the Chen Man murder case in Hainan (2016, death penalty case), Chen Xiaying abduction & murder case in Fujian (2015, death penalty case). At present, he and his colleagues have struggled to promote the redressing of wrongful convictions, such as Chen Guoqing robbery case in Hebei (1994, death penalty case), Jin Zhehong murder case in Jilin (1995, death penalty case), Yang Xinjin robbery case in Guizhou (2006, death penalty case). He obtained his LL.B. degree from the School of Law at Beijing Normal University (2013). At USALI, his main research interests are wrongful convictions and defense of the death penalty cases.