Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Will Chinese military law become more transparent?

The Editor very usefully flagged that the United Nations Office of Military Affairs (Department of Peacekeeping Operations) has requested Troop-Contributing Countries (TCCs) to provide the national legal frameworks governing their military contingents while deployed to UN Operations to improve transparency and accountability in the handling of cases of misconduct. The webpage from which the frameworks can be accessed is here. China is among the many countries listed that have not submitted their legal frameworks.

According to this article, China contributes more troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions than any other permanent member of the Security Council. On December 22, 2016, for example, the Supreme People's Court posted data on sexual abuse crimes in China, but the data did not include the military courts. Because information concerning the Chinese military legal system is difficult to access, the UN website will be a welcome development for all wanting to further understand how the Chinese military justice system operates.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are subject to moderation and must be submitted under your real name. Anonymous comments will not be posted (even though the form seems to permit them).