ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE IN CHINA: HARNESSING THE RULE OF LAW TO DEAL WITH CITIZEN COMPLAINTS AGAINST OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT

Grant number: FT130100412 | Funding period: 2014 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

Ongoing conflicts between citizens and government officials in China pose a serious threat to the country’s social stability. Dealing fairly and efficiently with citizens’ complaints of administrative misconduct is a core component of China’s commitment to good governance and the rule of law. This legal project undertakes the first systematic examination of the three mechanisms underpinning administrative justice in China and their interaction: administrative litigation, administrative review, and letters and visits. It will assess China’s capacity to use law to address chronic abuse of power. It will provide a practical understanding of the changing nature of China’s commitment to the rule ..

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