Criminal Procedure Law

Criminal Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China
中华人民共和国刑事诉讼法

[CURRENT TEXT: Chinese, English]

(adopted July 1, 1979, effective Jan. 1, 1980; amended Mar. 17, 1996, effective Jan. 1, 1997; amended Mar. 14, 2012, effective Jan. 1, 2013)

  • Status: Amendment pending
  • Legislative Body (Vote): NPCSC (TBD)
  • Drafter: NPCSC Legislative Affairs Commission; Submitter: Council of Chairmen
  • Legislative Plans
    • Five-year: 13th NPCSC Category I
    • Annual: 2018
  • Legislative History & Texts
    • NPCSC deliberation – 3rd (expected final) round: by end of 2018
    • NPCSC deliberation – 2nd round: August 2018 (Chinese, English)
    • NPCSC deliberation – 1st round: April 2018 (Chinese, English)
  • Legislative Records: TBR
  • Press Conference: TBD

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