The most proven way to ensure legal rights is to provide people with attorneys at the time of arrest. We will train 100 Chinese defenders, promote their services, and link them with those in need.
This project will serve those who have a stake in a fair and equitable criminal justice system in China - the tens of thousands of citizens awaiting trial, the public defenders pursuing due process, and future generations yearning for guaranteed legal rights. Moreover, it will help establish rule of law - the backbone upon which a nation can stimulate foreign direct investment and further economic progress.
This project conducts legal aid training for attorneys at Defender Resource Centers in Beijing, Hefei, and Xi’an. It boosts legal rights awarness through the production and distribution of posters in prisons, police stations, and public spaces.
This project will train 100 defenders, enabling them to collectively represent millions over the lives of their careers. In turn, this will spawn a generation who values – and fights for – the presumption of innocence.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
China Legal Aid Program