China to issue judicial interpretation on Property Law

Updated: 2007-08-18 19:47

The Supreme People's Court (SPC) will promulgate judicial interpretations on Property Law, Corporate Bankruptcy Law and regulations of criminal evidences in 2007, according to a SPC annual plan on judicial interpretations.

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 Oct. 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 said the property law was a significant step in the country's efforts to further economic reforms and boost social harmony, but as some articles were vague, 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 experience tips of handling property cases to the supreme court for reference.

"Opinions and suggestions from local courts, legal experts and members of the public will be taken into consideration," he said, adding 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 the law circle.

The SPC will reply each proposer in written form every time after a final version of a judicial interpretation takes shape, said the official.



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