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Full text: New Progress in the Judicial Protection of Human Rights in China
September 12,2016   By:Xinhua
Sept. 12, 2016 -- The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China on Monday issued a white paper on new progress in the judicial protection of human rights in China.
 
Following is the full text of the document.
 
New Progress in the Judicial Protection of Human Rights in China
 
The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China
 
June 2016
 
First Edition 2016
 
Contents
 
Foreword 
 
I. Strengthen the Mechanism of Judicial Protection of Human Rights
 
II. Further Improve the Legal Guarantee Procedure of Human Rights
 
III. Enhance Judicial Protection of Human Rights 
 
IV. Safeguard the Legitimate Rights and Interests of Detainees 
 
Foreword
 
Respecting and protecting human rights is a constitutional principle in China. It also reflects the will and pursuit of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the Chinese government and the Chinese people. The judiciary is the last line of defense to safeguard social fairness and justice, and judicial protection of human rights is an important part of human rights progress in a country. In recent years, especially since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, China has upheld the dominant position of the people, taking a people-first approach and ensuring that the people are the masters of the nation. The state strives to ensure the rights of the people, fully protects their interests, and promotes legislature based on rational analysis, strict law enforcement, judicial justice, and observance of the law by all citizens. Progress has been made in modernizing the system and capacity of state governance. China has effectively protected the people's rights and freedoms in an extensive array of fields in accordance with the law, while its people duly fulfill their obligations.