Courts To Help Govts Reduce Protests

From China Daily:

Courts across the country will step up efforts to help local governments cope with an increasing number of mass incidents involving disputes over wages and management amid the economic downturn, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) said in a guideline released Monday.

“The courts will focus on dealing with a sharp increase in mass incidents especially in the mediation of demonstrations. If there is any trend seen in ‘mass petitions’, the courts should also work closely with local administrative departments,” the document said.

Judicial departments should “establish an early warning mechanism” and direct their resources in line with law enforcement, the SPC said.

June 9, 2009 12:47 AM
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