Rule of Law

Foreign Affairs Article

Is Iraq on Track?

Authors: Antony Blinken, Norman Ricklefs, and Ned Parker

Iraq is hardly the failed state that Ned Parker portrayed in these pages, argues Antony Blinken, the U.S. vice president's national security adviser. Norman Ricklefs sees Iraq's politics becoming more moderate and less sectarian. Parker replies that despite these improvements, Baghdad still violates human rights and ignores the rule of law.

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Op-Ed

Crunch Time

Author: Jerome A. Cohen
South China Morning Post

Jerome A. Cohen asks, "As China's Communist Party elite prepare to select the country's leadership for the coming decade, to what extent does concern for the rule of law affect their deliberations?"

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Audio

Media Conference Call: Tensions in the U.S.-China Relationship

Speaker: Jerome A. Cohen
Presider: Bernard Gwertzman

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner head to Beijing for the annual Security and Economic Dialogue, the U.S.-China relationship faces diplomatic tension over the status of activist Chen Guangcheng, China's currency, China's leadership transition, and other issues. CFR's Jerome Cohen, an expert on law and business in China, discusses the U.S. relationship with China and the implications of these tensions.

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Op-Ed

The Big Squeeze

Author: Jerome A. Cohen
South China Morning Post

Jerome A. Cohen looks at various types of incommunicado detention in China, and discusses what Bo Xilai could face under "shuanggui," a widely feared internal disciplinary action that is outside the reach of Chinese law.

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Op-Ed

Law’s Protectors

Authors: Jerome A. Cohen and Yu Han
South China Morning Post

Jerome A. Cohen and Yu Han urge the adoption of wider oversight powers for Chinese prosecutors in a revision to the Criminal Procedure Law, allowing the "watchdogs of legality" to rein in investigators' misconduct.

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Op-Ed

China's Legal Blindness

Author: Jerome A. Cohen
Wall Street Journal

Jerome A. Cohen says the cause of Chen Guangchen, imprisoned because of his efforts to defend women against forced sterilization by the Chinese government, could become a monumental struggle for freedom and justice in China.

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Op-Ed

Wrong Side of the Law

Author: Jerome A. Cohen
South China Morning Post

Jerome A. Cohen states, "The Chinese government's current suppression of rising internet protests against its barbaric abuse of the blind 'barefoot lawyer' Chen Guangcheng raises fundamental questions about the impact of legal reforms on real life in China."

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