[photopress:Chief_Justice_Iao_Yang.jpg,full,alignright]China’s Supreme Court will be busy for some time developing and providing legal interpretation of several new and far reaching laws that were passed earlier this month at China’s annual legislative assembly.
Chief Justice Xiao Yang, seen here, said, ‘The Supreme People’s Court will issue a series of key judicial explanations relating to the nation’s economy and social justice this year.’ Xiao said the legal interpretations of the newly adopted property law will be delivered ‘at an appropriate time,’ and will be designed to ensure that courts around the country fully understand the 247 articles in the law.
Sun Xianzhong, a researcher with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said China had already seen an increase in the number of cases involving property disputes in recent years. He said that once the law was enacted, ‘There is no doubt that the number of such cases will rise greatly. A judicial interpretation is really needed to help courts better handle the cases.’
China’s landmark property law was adopted on March 16 after taking 13 years to wind its way through the legislative process.
The law will come in effect on October 1 and stipulates that ‘the property of the state, the collective, the individual is protected by law, and no unit or individuals may infringe upon it’.
Source: English People’s Daily Online