Seventeenth International Penal Law Conference Opens in Beijing

September 20, 2004

Legal scholars and officials from more than 68 countries gather in Beijing this week for the 17th International Conference on Penal Law. Co-sponsored by the International Association of Penal Law and the Chinese Law Society, the conference will address such subjects as trafficking, computer crime, juvenile justice, corruption, criminal procedure and jurisdiction questions. The conference comes as Chinese scholars and officials debate amendments to the PRC Criminal Procedure Law and reform of the criminal justice system.