NEW LAW REFORMS AND LEGAL PROCESSES
Helping citizens influence their future
In the past 20 years, China has undertaken a series of administrative law reforms to make it easier for the public to be heard and influence their future. To support these efforts, we are partnering with prominent Chinese law schools to foster a new generation of legal professionals committed to the ideals of participation, transparency, government compliance, and public interest law. We are also working with law schools and government partners to support clear legal processes for citizens seeking redress for illegal government actions.
This year, we have helped to build the capacity and commitment of over 1,200 government officials and staff, judges, and legal aid practitioners to implement the administrative reforms, and to better provide redress to citizens. We are providing legal aid to enable citizens to better understand and take advantage of their new, codified rights. In 2012, our partners handled nearly 200 cases related to administrative reconsideration, administrative litigation, and state compensation.