BE IT RESOLVED that the International Affairs Committee shall explore contacts, initiated through, and perhaps funded by, the Ford Foundation, in China. These contacts should focus on fact-finding with respect to the Chinese criminal justice system, and especially the role of defense lawyers and defendants.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that if the International Affairs Committee determines that NACDL could play a beneficial role in advancing the criminal defense aspects of Chinese jurisprudence, that the International Affairs Committee develop proposals to utilize NACDL members to advance the education and training of Chinese criminal defense lawyers, as well as to establish contacts with our counterparts in China.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all costs associated with this effort be funded through non-NACDL sources.
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