Top court underlines reform and innovation in judgment enforcement
The head of China's top court called for further reform and innovation to better serve judgment enforcement at a conference on Feb 15 in Beijing.
Zhou Qiang, chief justice and president of the Supreme People's Court makes a speech on improving judgment enforcement at a conference on Feb 15 in Beijing. [Photo by Sun Ruofeng/People's Court Daily]
Improving judgment enforcement is the fundamental requirement of practicing justice for the people and safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of the people, said Zhou.
According to Zhou, the work pattern of breaking the judgment enforcement bottleneck has been shaped, with emphasis on top-level design, court information construction, a united system of punishment, and standardization of enforcement.
In 2016, people's courts at various levels in China accepted and heard around 5.29 million cases, and closed and enforced 5.08 million cases, a year-on-year increase of 24.2 percent and 33.7 percent respectively.
Zhou said that people's courts at various levels in the country should strengthen leadership and team building.
He also called for more funding and better technical support to modernize the equipment for judgment enforcement.
Working effectiveness and efficiency should be improved, demanded Zhou, to strengthen the "sense of gain" for the people.
With reference to law enforcement officers, Zhou said that the team must be improved. Relevant personnel should be loyal, clean and responsible.
Since 2016, people's courts at various levels around China have continued to improve in supervising enforcement through the use of information technology and have put forward various kinds of punishment for those who fail to honor their legal obligations.