Xi Jinping stresses judicial independence, fairness

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-2-25 23:58:01

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has called for efforts to ensure judicial and procuratorial organs exercise the judicial and procuratorial authority independently, fairly and in accordance with the law.

Xi, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, also called for scientific legislation, strict law enforcement and judicial justice, while presiding over a group study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Saturday.

Xi said judicial organs should give priority to resolving deep-rooted problems that harm judicial justice and cripple judicial capacity, and make sure that litigants in every case are treated with fairness.

He called on judicial officials to keep in close touch with the public, improve judicial transparency, and live up to the people's expectations for judicial fairness and transparency.

Xi urged judicial staff to uphold justice for the people, improve their work style, and resolve the difficulties of common people in initiating lawsuits.

He stressed that more efforts be made to provide legal assistance for people who are financially strained.

Xi also called on administrative organs, as the main body in law implementation, to take the lead in strictly enforcing the law, and protect public interests, rights and interests of the people, as well as the social order. Supervision over law enforcement should be strengthened, any illegal interference in law enforcement eliminated, local and departmental protectionism prevented, and corruption penalized, Xi noted.

On legislation, Xi required that legislative planning be improved to highlight priorities and combine the making, amendment and annulment of laws. The legislative mechanism and procedures should be enhanced, by increasing orderly participation from the public and listening to the opinions of all parties, Xi said.

"In this way, the laws will accurately reflect the demands of social-economic development and better coordinate interest-based relationships," he added.



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