Week 7-2 Legal System (3)

Week 7-2 Legal System (3) - with higher authorities. •...

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Problems F. Settlement outside the Court System 1. Mediation The great majority of cases about 90% or more are not handled by courts at all but through the mediation process. Most mediation is conducted outside the court system. People’s mediation committees, street committees in one’s neighborhood, or one’s work unit may take on the task. Reasons Widespread distrust of the court system Many people believe that resorting to the court system involves a loss of face. Lawsuit expenses
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Problems F. Settlement outside the Court System (Cont.) 2. Petition Those who feel justice has been denied them can file petitions
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Unformatted text preview: with higher authorities. • The numbers began to rise rapidly from 4.8 million in 1995 to 12.7 million in 2005. • In 2005, new regulations took effect forbidding interference with petitioners, ordering local governments to obey regulations, and requiring coordination between central and local governments on the treatment of petitioner’s cases. • But, those regulations are not working properly. Local officials often respond by sending personnel to Beijing to circumvent petitioners from their area. Sometimes, they lobby the National Petition Office to disregard the petitioners....
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2011 for the course POLC 3020 taught by Professor Kim during the Fall '10 term at Tulane.

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Week 7-2 Legal System (3) - with higher authorities. •...

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