• Chris Cook
  • John Paxton


Justice is administered by People’s Courts. In 1952 a new penal code was introduced, modelled on Soviet law, but with severer penalties (41 offences carry the death penalty). Minors (14–18 years) are criminally responsible, but may not receive the death penalty. In Sep 66 the Ministry of Justice was incorporated into the Ministry of the Interior. In 1968 tribunals were set up in towns and villages to try minor crimes which had previously been dealt with by district courts.


Penal Code Criminal Code Criminal Case Criminal Procedure District Court 
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  • John Paxton

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