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Protected: 制定淫褻及不雅物品詳細指引

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

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Protected: Judicial Interpretation indicates more caution over use of death penalty

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

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China’s Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation

Saturday, December 27th, 2008


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Few issues affect the future of China–and hence all the nations that interact with China–more than the nature of its ruling party and government. In this timely study, David Shambaugh assesses the strengths and weaknesses, durability, adaptability, and potential longevity of China’s Communist Party (CCP). He argues that although the CCP has been in a protracted state of atrophy, it has undertaken a number of adaptive measures aimed at reinventing itself and strengthening its rule. Shambaugh’s investigation draws on a unique set of inner-Party documents and interviews, and he finds that China’s Communist Party is resilient and will continue to retain its grip on power.
Copub: Woodrow Wilson Center Press

The Invisible Constitution

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

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As everyone knows, the United States Constitution is a tangible, visible document. Many see it in fact as a sacred text, holding no meaning other than that which is clearly visible on the page. Yet as renowned legal scholar Laurence Tribe shows, what is not written in the Constitution plays a key role in its interpretation. Indeed some of the most contentious Constitutional debates of our time hinge on the extent to which it can admit of divergent readings.

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The Law on Political Parties

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Article Title: The Law on Political Parties
Author: Parliamentary Library, Taiwan
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Date: 2008/07
Content: publication materials relating to party law


Protected: 合乎比例地作行政決定

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

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中国三百学者签署零八宪章 呼吁建立民主宪政

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

《零八宪章》由中国303名各界人士发起并签署。为因应世界人权宣言60周年,中国的维权人士呼吁在自由、平等、人权的普世价值下,在中国实施民主、共和、宪政的现代政治架构。原定于2008年12月10日签署《世界人权宣言》60周年这一天举行论坛,并发表中国《零八宪章》。
签署者除发起人刘晓波以外,尚有鲍彤、丁子霖、戴晴、于浩成、浦志强、张祖桦、茅于轼、冉云飞等,包括一些中国著名异见人士与维权人士。

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China’s Charter 08

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

The document calls not for ameliorative reform of the current political system but for an end to some of its essential features, including one-party rule, and their replacement with a system based on human rights and democracy.

The prominent citizens who have signed the document are from both outside and inside the government, and include not only well-known dissidents and intellectuals, but also middle-level officials and rural leaders. They chose December 10, the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as the day on which to express their political ideas and to outline their vision of a constitutional, democratic China. They want Charter 08 to serve as a blueprint for fundamental political change in China in the years to come. The signers of the document will form an informal group, open-ended in size but united by a determination to promote democratization and protection of human rights in China and beyond.

The document is translated from Chinese by Perry Link.

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New Statement of Prosecution Policy and Practice released

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

The Statement of Prosecution Policy and Practice, which is the new code for prosecutors is released today (December 23). The Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Grenville Cross, SC, of the Department of Justice, said “the Statement has revised the earlier prosecution policy guidelines, and new areas of prosecutorial responsibility are incorporated”.   The first prosecution policy guidelines were issued in 1993, and these were updated in 1998 and again in 2002. [Opening remarks][press release]

鏗鏘集- 民間電台(2008年12月22日)

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008