Mar 13, 2016

China's criminal conviction rate nearly 100% in 2015

China found almost 100 percent of criminal defendants guilty last year, figures from the country’s top court showed Sunday, even as authorities pledged to reduce wrongful convictions. A total of 1,039 accused were “declared innocent” by Chinese courts in 2015, Zhou Qiang, head of ...

Polish constitutional court strikes down new rules on court

Mar 10, 2016

Polish constitutional court strikes down new rules on court

Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled Wednesday that new rules introduced by the new government to regulate how the court functions are unconstitutional. The ruling deepens a legal crisis that has upended politics in Poland and brought sharp condemnation from European and U.S. authorities. While it ...