On April 13, 2009, China issued National Human Rights Action Plan 2009-2010 for the first time, which reflected Chinese government’s attitude toward the new criminal procedure reform. This plan brought some procedural rights of criminal procedure into human rights scope, emphasizing the importance of procedural justice in criminal procedure, and this plan paid more attention to the concept foundation of criminal procedure reform, making special human rights education plan. Moreover, this plan showed that China respected the obligation of international treaties. Those new movements will undoubtedly promote criminal procedure reform in China. However, it’s more important to start coordinating different organs to advance law-making process, to integrate judicial resource, and to accelerate the education and popularization of advanced criminal procedure concept. Only through those steps can the plan avoid to be empty talk and be actually realized.
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