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Guangdong Court Issues 2020 White Paper on Administrative Litigation

Tue, 14 Sep 2021
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 9 Aug. 2021, Guangdong High Court released the “White Paper on Administrative Litigation in 2020” (2020年度行政诉讼白皮书), and published ten typical cases.

According to the White Paper, by 2020, the administrative lawsuits in Guangdong declined in number and diversified in types. All courts in Guangdong had accepted 22,000 new administrative cases of the first instance in 2020, down 5% year-on-year, the first decrease after the revision to the Administrative Procedure Law entered into force in 2015. The number of cases applying for adjudication supervision procedure dropped by 24%, indicating a significant increase in accepted judgments and terminated litigation.

The number of administrative cases subject to non-litigation review continued to rise with varied types. By 2020, there were over 52,000 such cases, up 25% year-on-year. These cases mainly involve land, accumulation funds, environmental protection, and transportation, the settlement ratio of which reached 100%.

The published ten typical cases relate to property service management, administrative licensing of environmental protection, safety supervision over elevators, labor, and social security, as well as city appearance and environment management.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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