The Modernization of State Governance Promotes Civil and Political Rights Protection
June 15,2015   By:CSHRS
The Modernization of State Governance Promotes Civil and Political Rights Protection
CHANG  Jian*
Abstract: The modernization of state governance and the innovation of the governing measures will promote the development of human rights protection in China and will also again propel the guarantees of people’s civil and political rights, which is mainly reflected in the following five aspects: Firstly, the institutionalization and normalization of public power will reduce the restrictions on civil rights. Secondly, the democratization of public policy making will provide more freedom for citizens to perform their political rights. Thirdly, the legalization of governing authority will better guarantee equal protection of law for all people. Fourthly, effective accountability mechanism will strengthen people’s exercise of supervisory rights. Lastly, the innovation of state’s governing measures will further reflect and satisfy citizens’ requirements.
Keywords:  human Rights protection in China     modernization of state governance       civil and political rights
The Decision on Some Major Issues Concerning Comprehensively Deepening the Reform, adopted at the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, has proposed to “improve and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics and to promote the modernization of the state governance system and capacity.” Governance involves cooperative management of public affairs by multiple subjects in the public domain. The state governance system includes a series of systems and procedures that regulate administrative, market and social behaviors. The modernization of state governance deals with the institutionalization and standardization of public power operation, the democratization of public decision making, the legalization of governance authority, the establishment of effective accountability mechanisms, the improvement of administrative efficiency, and the coordination of various institutional arrangements. To promote the modernization of state governance, it is required that state governance methods be innovated and that groundbreaking reforms be implemented regarding state systems such as administration, decision-making, the judiciary, the budget, supervision and other important areas.1
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