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China Against Death Penalty ( CADP)
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China Against Death Penalty ( CADP) is the first NGO that aims at promoting the abolition of death penalty in mainland China. It is initiated by famous Chinese human rights lawyer Teng Biao.

CADP aims at abolishing death penalty in China, through legal aid, discussion conferences, citizen education, documentary and movie-screening, most importantly, we will do our independent researches through collecting and analyzing specific death penalty cases in China and give annual reports on Death Penalty in China. In addition to that, CADP will also take an active part in correcting wrongly-sentenced death penalty cases through our legal aid program. promoting legal reform and ultimately abolish death penalty in China.


Promoting the Abolition of Death Penalty in the Chinese Civil Society

From a global perspective, most countries have already abolished the death penalty, whether legally or de facto. However, China is the country that uses capital punishment most frequently. Based on the statistics supplied by Amnesty International, at least seventy percent of the capital punishments are executed in China. This number could be much higher, up to ninety percent, according to other scholars’ research result. In Chinese criminal law there are at least 68 capital offenses (13 of which has been abolished recently), violent or nonviolent. From the cases that are exposed in domestic media, several people who were convicted, even executed, turn out to be innocent, such as Nie Shubin in Hebei Province, Teng Xingshan in Hunan Province, HugeJiletu in Inner Mongolia, Zhao Zuohai in Henan Province and etc.

Abolishing death penalty conforms to international demand for human rights, and the humanitarian concern in the criminal justice system. According to the experience of a number of countries around the globe which have already abolished death penalties , this work requires great efforts ranging from legal, political, cultural and ideal front, long-time communication of ideas and thoughts, and specific social movements. It also requires us to start working when most of the people in the society still cannot accept the idea of abolishing death penalty.

There are more and more academic studies on death penalty in China, however CADP emphasizes social action rather than academic research alone. We possess rich experiences in legal action, media publicizing and social action, and have won considerable social influence in the Chinese society. Our previous work includes utilizing academic achievements to promote positive changes in lawmaking and relevant policies on human rights protection.

To abolish death penalty in China requires long-term commitment, yet there are some pressing work needs to be addressed. For instance, The Open Constitution Initiative (OCI) and the initiators of CADP are providing legal aid to the Chen Guoqing case in Hebei Province; Huang Zhiqiang case in Jiangxi Province; Gan Jinhua case in Guangdong Province; Lin Ruiqiang case in Guangdong Provinces and many other obviously wrongly-sentenced death penalty cases. In all these cases, the accused were forced to plead guilty under extremely cruel torture, but the court made the decision despite various defects in the evidences. In the next three years, we can, by means of legal aid to some typical wrong death penalty cases and by educating the public, promote the idea of anti-death-penalty, and promote more prudence in the death sentencing, and achieving the goal of creating a ground for the society to reflect upon the use of death penalty, and nearly no death penalty in non-violent cases.

Our Main Activities:

■Legal aid:
Providing legal defense or legal aid to the defendants in death penalty cases, especially in cases that are wrongly sentenced, that involve the use of torture or that have procedural defects, or that in which the defendant suffers from mental illnesses.

■Research report:
Carrying out independent research on the issue of the abolition of death penalty. Current research projects include: the implementation of Supreme Court’s withdrawal of death penalty review power; research on non-violent crime death penalty the causes of wrongly-convicted death penalty cases and other ordinary death penalty cases. We will write a series of “China Death Penalty Annual Report” to summarize and analyze the fundamental data on Chinese death penalty situation, report the specific legislative, judicial reforms on death penalty in China, and present our legislative and policy suggestions.

■Citizen education
Cooperating with the media, we plan to carry out discussions or debates on the abolition or moratorium of death penalty. We will educate the public on the issue in the form of discussing conferences, documentaries, movie-screening and public debates. We will edit, translate, publish related research reports, brochures and media works.

■Professional website:
Build a professional website on the issue of death penalty, collect and publish research reports, death penalty cases, papers, and news on China’s legal reform in this area and international legal news related to death penalty.

WHO are we

Teng Biao, Lecturer of Law at China University of Political Science and Law. Chief coordinator, in charge of legal aid, research report, management of the website and outside communication.
Xu Zhiyong, Lecturer of Law at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, in charge of citizen education, volunteer activity, financial management, conference organization
Jiang Tianyong, Beijing human rights lawyer. Provide legal aid, participate in research and website management.
He Yang, Independent documentary producer, in charge of the planning, shooting, producing, and publishing of the documentary, and partnership outreach.
Li Fangping, Beijing human rights lawyer. Provide legal aid, participate in research and website management.
Xu Rong, Beijing lawyer. Provide legal aid, participate in research and website management.
Wei Huanhuan, graduate of China University of Political Science and Law, an English major with law background, secretary of CADP, in charge of daily affairs in our Beijing office.

China has started; we will always be committed to the abolition career. And we hope to share your insight and experiences on the death penalty issue and add to your knowledge on the progress of China through our own effort. Your concern and help are extremely welcome. If you wish to have any further contact with us, please follow the following address;

Postal address: Room 402, Entence Three, Building#10, Changan Gardern, Jinxing Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Post Code: 100102
Contact person:Teng Biao
Wei Huanhuan
Tel: (8610) 8172 4257 (86)186 0127 8870
E-mail:beijingcadp@gmail.com

You are also welcome to visit our website:
www.cadpnet.com
www.cadpnet.org

 
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