Legal Aid and Public Interest Law in China
Liebman, Benjamin L., Texas International Law Journal
Reports from across China suggest that lawyers are increasingly coming to the assistance of people whom economic development has left behind. In Guangzhou, for example, legal aid lawyers convinced an appeals court to spare the life of an indigent woman convicted of being an accessory to murder.1 Similarly, in Shanghai, lawyers acting pro bono saved a ninety-two year-old woman from eviction from her apartment.2 In Wuhan, lawyers from a non-governmental legal aid center brought a successful suit on behalf of a woman illegally detained by the local public security bureau after she exposed corruption at her workplace.3
The recent emphasis on lawyers serving …
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Publication information: Article title: Legal Aid and Public Interest Law in China. Contributors: Liebman, Benjamin L. - Author. Journal title: Texas International Law Journal. Volume: 34. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 1999. Page number: 211+. © University of Texas, Austin, School of Law Publications, Inc. Summer 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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