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Does China have trial by jury? - China Law in One Minute

Sun, 13 Dec 2020
Editor: C. J. Observer



There is no jury in China, instead, there are people’s assessors.

In particular cases, people’s assessors and judges will form a collegial panel to hear cases together.

According to China’s Civil Procedure Law (CPL), the people’s assessors have equal rights and obligations as judges. Therefore, in the court, they sit at the bench. The people’s assessors have the same “one person, one vote” right as judges in the collegial panel, which follows the principle of majority rule.

To learn more about the people’s assessors, please read Does the Jury Exist in China?



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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