On the morning of 5 June 2023, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) held a press conference to issue Environment and Resources Adjudication of China (2022) (中国环境资源审判(2022)) with typical cases and released data on environmental protection cases heard by Chinese courts in 2022.
Chinese courts accepted 273,177 first-instance environmental protection cases and concluded 246,104 of them. Among them:
- 5,885 first-instance environmental public interest litigation cases were accepted, and 4,582 were concluded;
- 221 first-instance ecological and environmental damage compensation cases were accepted, and 153 were concluded.
Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team