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SPC Releases New Policy on Blockchain Technology in Judicial Field

Mon, 04 Jul 2022
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 25 May 2022, the Supreme People’s Court issued the “Opinions of the Supreme People’s Court on Strengthening Blockchain Application in the Judicial Field (最高人民法院关于加强区块链司法应用的意见, hereinafter referred to as the “Opinions”), laying out the future role of blockchain technology in the Chinese judicial system.

The overall objective of the Opinions is to build a blockchain alliance featuring interconnectivity and sharing between the people’s courts and all social sectors, and a relatively complete standard system for blockchain application in the judicial field by 2025.

The Opinions, containing 32 articles, is published in both Chinese and English, which manifests the SPC’s wish to introduce the policy to the world.

Here are four takeaways from the Opinions.

  1. China will establish a judicial blockchain platform connecting people’s courts nationwide, where parties can verify the authenticity of mediation data, electronic evidence, litigation documents, and other judicial data.
  2. Judicial data of people’s courts, such as electronic case files and electronic archives, are expected to be stored in the platform to make sure them to be tamper-proof.
  3. The platform will enable parties and judges to verify the electronic evidence stored on the blockchain.
  4. The platform will build an interoperation collaborative mechanism with other blockchain platforms for data concerning intellectual property, business registration, financial information, credit information, etc.

 

 

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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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