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China Issues First Family Education Order

Thu, 07 Apr 2022
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 2 Mar. 2022, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) released nine typical cases on judicial protection of minors’ rights and interests. In one of the cases, a Chinese court issued China’s first family education order.

In the case of Hu v. Chen, a dispute over the change of child custody, the plaintiff filed a lawsuit after the defendant, as the child’s custodial parent, failed to send the child to school in accordance with the divorce agreement. In accordance with the Family Education Promotion Law (家庭教育促进法), the court issued China’s first family education order to the defendant.

The Family Education Promotion Law was adopted on 23 Oct. 2021 and came into effect from 1 Jan. 2022.

This is China’s first special law for family education. It requires that parents should strengthen parent-child companionship and cooperate with each other in fulfilling their family education responsibilities, even when the parents of minors are separated or divorced.

In this case, the Chinese court required the parents to fulfill their guardianship duties in accordance with the law.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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