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SPC Issues Report (2019-21) on One-stop Diversified Dispute Resolution and Litigation Service System

Mon, 28 Mar 2022
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 24 Feb. 2022, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issued the “Report on the Construction of a One-stop Diversified Dispute Resolution and Litigation Service System (2019-2021)” (hereinafter “the Report”, 人民一站式多元纠纷解决和诉讼服务体系建设(2019—2021)) and ten typical cases of online mediation.

It summarizes the work of people’s courts in promoting diversified dispute resolution since 2019.

The one-stop diversified dispute resolution refers to the collaboration between courts and other mediation institutions to provide parties with choices between mediation and litigation in the court’s Litigation Service Center.

The drive for Chinese courts in promoting the mechanism is to reduce the caseload of the courts, aiming to alleviate the pressure brought up by the litigation explosion.

The SPC suggests that the goals set up three years ago have already been achieved.

For example, in 2021, 6,106,800 disputes were solved before litigation through mediation, a year-on-year spike of 43.86%; also courts across the country have established mediation platforms with a usage rate of 100%, having handled over 24 million cases through online mediation.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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