Supreme People's Court Begins Overall Streamlining

The Supreme People's Court (SPC) has just kicked off the reform of its organizational structure, which is expected to shrink its total staff by ten percent upon the reform's completion in mid-September, said Zhu Mingshan, vice-president of the Supreme People's Court Tuesday.

Zhu told a press conference that the reform will strengthen the SPC's judicial organs and simplify its administrative organs, with the percentage of its judicial staff expected to reach 72 percent, up from the previous 59 percent.

The SPC will set up new courtrooms in charge of registering cases and supervising judgments, in an effort to separate the functions of judicial organs from those of registration and supervision.

Zhu pointed out that the reform aims to build a more impartial, clean and highly efficient SPC, which is enshrined in China's Constitution and laws.

It is reported that the reform also aims to encourage a competition mechanism within the SPC, and will offer a dozen leading posts for open competition.

The vice-president said that the whole process of the reform will be under the supervision of the National People's Congress (NPC) and its standing committee, and the related issues will be submitted to the NPC for deliberation and examination.

(People’s Daily)

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