Apr. 2012
April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

Apr. 1, 2012
A regulation took effect on Apr 1, 2012 to protect detainees' rights.

The regulation requires detention centers to better protect their detainees' legitimate rights and interests, prohibiting the centers from insulting, abusing or imposing physical punishments on detainees.

The detention centers should inform detainees of their legal rights and the rules they should abide by, as well as provide their relatives with timely notices, the regulation says.

The regulation also requires the centers to organize physical and cultural activities for their inmates, specifying that inmates should be permitted to have no fewer than two hours of outdoor activity daily.

The regulation bans forced labor at detention houses, and requires them to provide drug rehabilitation treatment for detained drug addicts.

Apr. 11, 2012

The State Council, China's cabinet, on Apr. 11, 2012, issued the School Bus Safety Management Regulations following a series of traffic accidents.

The regulations require local governments to ensure students attend schools nearest to their homes or go to boarding schools to minimize road accidents.

In the rural areas where schools are distant and public transport is unavailable, local authorities should take measures to ensure students have access to school buses.

The new rules also define the responsibilities of schools and bus providers for the safety of students, and set technical standards for school buses and strict requirements for drivers.


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