During this roundtable the speakers will offer a comparative perspectives on legal changes during the Xi Jinping era in the PRC and Taiwan. The discussion will focus on three key themes: the influence of politics on the administration of justice in both jurisdictions, criminal justice reforms, and judicial reforms and judicial independence in both contexts.
Margaret Lewis is Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law and Fulbright Senior Scholar at National Taiwan University College of Law. Her research focuses on the PRC and Taiwanese legal systems with an emphasis on criminal justice.
Li Ling teaches Chinese politics and law at the University of Vienna. She has written extensively on Chinese courts, corruption in China and is conducting research on the normative system of the Chinese Communist Party.
Susan Trevaskes is Professor of Chinese Studies at Griffith University and an Adjunct Director of CIW. She publishes on justice issues in China, including policing, punishment and the politics of law and order.