From Mediatory to Adjudicatory Justice: The Limits of Civil Justice Reform in China
From Mediatory to Adjudicatory Justice, in (Woo and Gallagher, editors) Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Revolution in China (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
72 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2008 Last revised: 24 Oct 2012
Date Written: November 25, 2008
Through examining the rise, demise and a partial resurgence of court-mediation over the past five decades, this paper studies the development of civil justice system in China. The paper explains the striking shift from mediatory towards adjudicatory justice and a series of judicial reforms carried out by the former President of the Supreme People's Court Xiao Yang. The paper also critically reviews factors leading to the recent partial reversal of civil justice reform.
Keywords: China, civil justice, court, dispute resolution, judges, judicial reform, litigation, mediation, petition
JEL Classification: K00, K40, K41, N45
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