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17th Conference of SCO Supreme Courts Presidents Adopts Joint Statement

Mon, 26 Sep 2022
Categories: China Legal Trends
Editor: Lisa Bi

On 18 Aug. 2022, the 17th conference of presidents of supreme courts of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states (第十七次上海合作组织成员国最高法院院长会议) adopted a landmark joint statement - the 17th joint statement of the presidents of supreme courts of the SCO member states (第十七次上海合作组织成员国最高法院院长会议联合声明, hereinafter referred to as the "Joint Statement").

The Joint Statement looks forward to the prospect of further deepening cooperation between judicial authorities of various countries in various fields, and reaches a consensus on issues such as alternative dispute resolution, adjudication of bankruptcy disputes and children adoption cases, application of artificial intelligence and automation in judicial procedures, the crackdown on cybercrime, improvement of administrative litigation procedures, communications, discussion, and joint training.

Established on 15 June 2001, the SCO currently comprises eight member states, namely China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan.

The conference of presidents of supreme courts of the SCO member states began in 2006.

 

 

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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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