Topics in Juvenile Justice: A Sino-American Exchange
“Topics in Juvenile Justice Reform: A Sino-American Exchange” marked the ninth expert exchange between US experts and China’s Supreme People’s Court as facilitated by the Dui Hua Foundation. During the event, three panelists from the United States and three panelists from the Supreme People’s Court of China delivered presentations on issues related to juvenile justice reform, including cybercrime, congregate care, and record sealing.
Joint Program on Child Welfare Laws in China and the United States
Dui Hua’s eighth exchange with the Supreme People’s Court of China was a webinar on child welfare laws, believed to be the first exchange on this topic in the two countries. The exchange featured two panels of legal experts—four each from the United States and China—who presented on child welfare conditions in their respective jurisdictions. The Chinese panel was moderated by Dr. Jiang Jihai of China’s Supreme People’s Court, and the US panel was moderated by Judge Leonard Edwards (ret).
The International Symposium on Girls in Conflict with the Law
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Dui Hua hosted its first virtual exchange, and its seventh overall, consisting of 12 webinars featuring more than 20 panelists and reaching over 100 audience members. The Symposium addressed topics including girls in Hong Kong, alternatives to incarceration, and the UN study on children deprived of liberty. The Symposium was co-hosted by partners San Francisco Public Defender Patricia Lee, Penal Reform International, HKU's The Centre for Criminology, and HKU's Centre of Comparative and Public Law.
China-US Juvenile Trial System Reform Seminar in Shenzhen
Dui Hua held its fifth juvenile justice exchange with China’s Supreme People’s Court on the reform of the juvenile trial system. The exchange was held on November 8-9 and was attended by over forty Chinese participants, including representatives from the Office of Juvenile Trials under the Supreme People’s Court’s Research Department and juvenile judges from courts across fifteen provinces in China.
International Symposium on the Bangkok Rules
An International Symposium on the Bangkok Rules: Dui Hua brought together diverse stakeholders from various criminal justice systems to promote the implementation of the UN Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the “Bangkok Rules”). Through partnerships with Renmin University, University of Hong Kong, and Penal Reform International, the symposium disseminated original research on women incarcerated in China and around the world.
Dui Hua, China’s Supreme Court 4th Juvenile Justice Exchange
More than 40 judges from juvenile courts in 12 Chinese provinces and municipalities attended the Beijing seminar on records sealing and visited Beijing’s Haidian District Juvenile Court.
Third Juvenile Justice Expert Exchange with China
Seven judges and experts from the Supreme People’s Court and provincial courts spent one week in the Bay Area immersed in the juvenile justice systems of San Mateo, San Francisco, and Santa Clara. Chinese judges observed a juvenile trial, toured juvenile detention facilities, and participated in seminars and roundtables with academics and experts.
Juvenile Justice Delegation to China Builds on Cooperative Area for Dialogue
By invitation of the Supreme People’s Court, Dui Hua organized a US delegation to observe China’s juvenile justice system and toured juvenile facilities in Beijing and Qingdao. US and Chinese experts made presentations and held mock trials to present their views on the juvenile justice system.
Dui Hua Hosts Juvenile Justice Delegation from China
With the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Dui Hua hosted the first-ever delegation from China's Supreme People's Court to study juvenile justice in the United States in October 2008. The program involved six judges from the Supreme People's Court, the Political-Legal Institute under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the Beijing High People's Court, and the Qingdao Intermediate People's Court, and was led by Senior Judge Hu Weixin.