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The prosecuratorial system, as a child of Revolution, came into being during the French Revolution of 1789. Today, it is recognized that the functions of a prosecuratorial system include: firstly, checking the judiciary, i.e. mutual supervision of judges and procurators through power division in litigation; secondly, controlling the police, i.e. overseeing the legality of police activities; and thirdly, guaranteeing the legality of criminal lawsuit and the protection of human rights.

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Qing Dynasty Police Activity French Revolution Power Division European Continent 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

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  • Zhu Lin

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