TITLE

CHINA'S PILOT JUDICIAL STRUCTURE REFORM IN SHANGHAI 2014-2015: ITS CONTEXT, IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPLICATIONS

AUTHOR(S)
TAO WANG
PUB. DATE
July 2016
SOURCE
Willamette Journal of International Law & Dispute Resolution;2016, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article investigates China's latest judicial structure reform being piloted in Shanghai since July 2014. Observation of this ongoing judicial experimentation aims to disclose the fresh development of China's courts as opposed to the judicial reforms in history. The article explores how the latest judicial structure reform comes to China's agenda, and discusses the past judicial reform paths and political motivations behind the current reform. Issues derived from the pilot reform are identified. Although there are many obstacles to overcome for China to have a sound court system, the pilot reform may have brought uncertainty as its ideal contradicts the reality that courts and judges face in today's China. It is concluded that the current reform does not touch the real substance of the feeble and dependent status of China's courts, and despite some formal innovative progress, the positive effects of the pilot judicial structure reform are deemed limited.
ACCESSION #
120977499

 

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