The Private Attorney-General in China: Potential and Pitfalls
8 WASH. U. GLOB. STUD. L. REV. 241 (2009)
16 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2014
Date Written: 2009
This article discusses the viability of instituting a private attorney-general (PAG) system in China as an enforcement mechanism for government rules. The article reviews various aspects of civil procedure in China, including punitive damages, standing, group litigation, evidence and legal costs, and ultimately concludes that while the overall system in China would not support “PAG-type actions,” specific exceptions might allow for minor progress.
Keywords: China, civil procedure, private attorney-general
JEL Classification: K40, K41, K42
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