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A Grand Blueprint for Ensuring Human Rights Through the Rule of Law
June 16,2015   By:CSHRS
A Grand Blueprint for Ensuring Human Rights Through the Rule of Law 
 
LI Junru*
 
Abstract: The Decision made by the Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on comprehensively pushing forward the rule of law is a grand blueprint for ensuring human rights through the rule of law. The Decision has fully implemented the constitutional spirit of “respecting and ensuring human rights,” and shown the thought and plans of the CPC regarding completely ensuring human rights while comprehensively pushing forward the rule of law. Completely ensuring human rights is an intrinsic requirement and an important task for comprehensively pushing forward the rule of law. In the process of completely ensuring human rights, the leadership of the CPC has to be upheld. The relationship between the CPC and the rule of law is the core issue of legal construction and also the core issue in completely ensuring human rights.
 
Keywords: rule of law   human rights    China
 
The rule of law is the fundamental requirement and the basic guarantee for sticking to and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics as well as the inevitable requirement for modernization of the national governance system and governance capability, which has a great bearing on CPC rule and national rejuvenation, people’s happiness and well-being and lasting political stability for both the CPC and the country. The Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee was the first of its kind to specifically study and make plans regarding the rule of law, a fundamental strategy of governance. The Decision on Certain Key Issues on Comprehensively Pushing Forward the Rule of Law (hereafter, “the Decision”) is a guideline for building a socialist country operating under the rule of law and a grand blueprint for comprehensively pushing forward China’s human rights cause.
 
I. Grand Blueprint for Ensuring Human Rights Through the Rule of Law
 
It should be recognized that the rule of law and respecting and ensuring human rights are big transformations in governance by the country’s ruling party, the CPC. The Decision organically integrates the general target of comprehensively pushing forward the rule of law and the principles of respecting and ensuring human rights, providing a grand blueprint for ensuring human rights through the rule of law.
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