SPC, ACWF jointly release typical cases on protection of minors

(english.court.gov.cn)      Updated : 2023-05-30

The Supreme People's Court (SPC) and the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) jointly released 10 typical cases of judicial assistance in protecting the rights and interests of minors on May 29, two days prior to International Children's Day.

As the first joint release exclusively between the SPC and the ACWF, the 10 cases covered the main scenarios such as assistance to victims of criminal activities, child support payment recovery, and road traffic accident damage compensation that are eligible for judicial assistance. They included examples of close coordination under the diversified assistance mechanism established by people's courts and women's federations, cases of people's courts promoting institutional innovation through practical actions, and those of the people's courts providing targeted assistance to special groups of minors.

In recent years, courts across the nation have striven to intensify assistance to minors, not only to lift them out of present predicaments through financial assistance, but to also resolve their long-term difficulties such as schooling issues and organizing psychological counseling, in close cooperation with women's federations.

Between 2020 and 2022, over 10,000 children received judicial assistance, and 426 million yuan ($60.2 million) in assistance funds were provided to minors, with an average of more than 40,000 yuan per child.

It was also released at the briefing that courts nationwide will set up an information sharing system with women's federations, disabled persons' federations and civil affairs agencies in order to exchange tips and leads on minors that may need assistance, so as to better protect their legitimate rights and interests.