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Beijing Declaration of China Forum on International Legal Cooperation (2020)


Type of documents Public Statements

Issuing body China Law Society

Promulgating date Nov 13, 2020

Scope of application N/A

Topic(s) International Law

Editor(s) C. J. Observer

On 13 Nov.2020, Beijing Declaration (北京宣言) was adopted by the China Forum on International Legal Cooperation (中国法治国际论坛), an annual forum sponsored by China Law Society.

Beijing Declaration states:

1.Legal professionals from China, 18 countries and international organizations attended the forum.

2.All parties support the establishment and improvement of international commercial dispute prevention and settlement mechanisms.

3.Participants of the “Belt and Road” are encouraged to establish international arbitration and mediation mechanisms.

4.All parties support to introduce the cases of their respective international commercial courts, improve the ability to apply foreign laws, train judges each other, and develop the legal and case database of the participants in the “Belt and Road” initiative.

5.All parties support e-jusitce, such as online litigation and online arbitration, in response to Covid-19.

6.All parties jointly determine how to deal with cases involving Covid-19, such as force majeure.

7.All parties support mutual exchanges and cooperation between lawyers and notaries.

8.All parties work together to maintain global public health security

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