Globalization and increased inter-connectivity has posed new challenges to state governments across the world. Within the past decades, China has become increasingly emerged into the international arena, and is combating many of the same threats as western societies. Developing legislation against non-traditional threats such as terrorism has been an evolving issue, and many advancements have been made in this field in China as well. Simultaneously, the Chinese government is dealing with domestic concerns such as corruption, as well as international criticism for its procedures in criminal conviction.
To accompany the tremendous pace of China’s economic development, Chinese criminal law has also made leaps to adapt to the increasingly internationalized context. Prof. Dr. Renwen Liu, Director of the Criminal Law Department of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, will present the developments that have taken place in China’s criminal justice, such as new anti-terrorism and anti-corruption legislation. He will also present the reforms in Chinese death penalty, which have resulted in a significant drop in the number of death sentences in the past two decades.
Kimmo Nuotio, Professor of Criminal Law, and Dean of the University of Helsinki Faculty of Law, will open the event.
The event will be held on Wednesday, February 15, at 14.15-15.45. The location is University of Helsinki, Porthania, room 545.