[photopress:s_Court.jpg,full,alignright]The Supreme People’s Court, the SPC, will promulgate judicial interpretations on Property Law, among others, in 2007. The landmark property law was adopted on March 16 after taking 13 years to wind its way through the legislative process.
The law, which will come into effect on October 1, states, ‘The property of the state, the collective, the individual is protected by law, and no unit or individuals may infringe upon it.’
Legal experts are of the opinion the property law is a significant step in the country’s efforts to further economic reforms and boost social harmony. But, as always in these cases, some articles were vague, and thus the courts would have difficulty in applying it.
A SPC official said the supreme court had ordered courts across China to organize training sessions on the Property Law. Courts were required to submit experiencess of handling property cases to the supreme court for reference.
He said, ‘Opinions and suggestions from local courts, legal experts and members of the public will be taken into consideration.’ He added that the SPC has already received more than 50 suggestions on judicial interpretations of various laws and regulations, 10 of which were put forward by people outside legal circles.
The SPC will reply to each proposer in written form every time after a final version of a judicial interpretation takes shape.
All of which is vitally important as the concepts of the Property Law are translated into the reality of day to day property transactions.
Source: China Daily