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While working on another project, I recently had an opportunity to consider ex parte communications between judges and parties or their representatives in China. While many in practice say that such contact is common, the question of whether it is lawful proved to be less obvious.
This is done in great haste, but here’s a quick list of the major changes in the SPC interpretation on Environmental Public Interest Litigation versus the draft version released earlier in the…
As it seems that some people don't enjoy reading translated legislation, here is a brief synopsis of the new SPC rules for accepting party supervision of cases in the Chinese courts.
The pilots are to be part of the new round of judicial reform first announced in the White Paper on Judicial Reform (2012) and the more directly implement of the ‘decision’ of the Third Plenum (2013). The proposed areas of reform seem to focus on ensuring judicial independence by freeing both procurators and judges (both judicial actors) from normal bureaucratic review systems, shielding them form local protectionism and raising their professional caliber by inviting in non-career judges and extending the age of retirement to make room for more experienced judges.
Judicial Independence, transparency and Accountability Jeremy Daum February 3, 2014 Translated By: Yanfei Bai Independence, transparency and accountability have become key phrases in China’s judicial reform efforts this last year as President…