China Supreme Court seeks to unify death penalty standards Michael Sung at 11:48 AM ET
[JURIST] The Chinese Supreme Court [official website] will standardize guidelines for when provincial level courts should impose the death penalty, court vice-president Zhang Jun said Wednesday. Zhang also outlined [press release, in Chinese] the top court's intention to strengthen its precedential value and increase oversight over intermediate and lower courts. Ni Shou-ming, spokesperson for the high court, told China Daily that sentencing guidelines for the death penalty will be released before 2008 to help eliminate discrepancies between various Chinese court districts.
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