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If you look at the bottom section of the post you will see where the information is available from.|
There is also that wonderful - and available in China which is where I live - (but contrary to your statement I am not "China" which of course I infer you meant to mean that you assume I am Chinese; which again I am not) thing called the Internet. Try it, there is much information available for free.
Unlike some of the people that "China bash" without having more than hearsay and rhetoric to use in their posts, I try to at least find information that is supportable when I make a comment - either from actual personal experience or backed up by documented evidence as this list was.
As with others, you make the mistake that this is a list criticizing the States - it is not - only as the post title states, some of the things that those that suggest China should be more like another country may wish to look, and perhaps decided to not emulate.
Perhaps you would care to make up a list - supported by documented evidence - of things that perhaps it would be good for China to emulate? There are many you know.
As a full answer to your question - or request - that I provide the "where" of the information:
If you have Adobe Reader or another .pdf reading program:
Here you will find the AI report which I note in my post.
The relevant section from March 2002 is:
5. Use of the Death Penalty Against Child Offenders
International human rights treaties prohibit anyone under 18 years old at the time of the crime being sentenced to death.
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the American Convention on Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child all have provisions to this effect. More than 110 countries whose laws still provide for the death penalty for at least some offences have laws specifically excluding the execution of child offenders or may be presumed to exclude such executions by being parties to one or another of the above treaties.
A small number of countries, however, continue to execute child offenders. Seven countries since 1990 are known to have executed prisoners who were under 18 years old at the time of the crime - Congo (Democratic Republic), Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, USA and Yemen. The country which carried out the greatest number of known executions of child offenders was the USA (15 since 1990), accounting for more than half of child executions worldwide.
Yemen has since outlawed the practice (as did China in 1997)
May I also suggest:
Another interesting document may be found at:
http://webcom.com/peace/PEACTREE/fcl/survey-dp89.html ; where you will note that oddly enough, in some areas, a "juvenile" is described as someone under 16 - this in places where the "right to vote" does not come into effect until one is 18.