Project Details
Funding Scheme : Early Career Scheme
Project Number : 24609117
Project Title(English) : The Quality of Mercy: Examining The Role of Defence Attorneys in the Process of Capital Sentencing Mitigation in China 
Project Title(Chinese) : 寬容的質量:探尋中國死刑量刑減輕中辯護律師的作用 
Principal Investigator(English) : Prof MIAO, MIAO (Michelle) 
Principal Investigator(Chinese) :  
Department : Faculty of Law
Institution : The Chinese University of Hong Kong
E-mail Address : michellemiao@cuhk.edu.hk 
Tel : 3943 1050 
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Panel : Humanities, Social Sciences
Subject Area : Social and Behavioural Sciences
Exercise Year : 2017 / 18
Fund Approved : 444,858
Project Status : Completed
Completion Date : 31-12-2020
Project Objectives :
To explore the role of sentencing mitigation in China’s leniency-granting capital punishment reform
To examine the role of capital defence lawyers. In particular, to test whether and to what extent the disparity in the quality of the defence provided by privately-hired attorneys as opposed to publicly-funded lawyers is correlated with the choice between life and death made in the Chinese courts at the trial, appellate and review levels
To understand the social-economic roots of the penal construction of death-worthiness in contemporary China
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