Administrative Justice in China

Administrative Justice in China: Harnessing The Rule of Law to Deal with Citizen Complaints against Official Misconduct

Centre Member: Sarah Biddulph

Ongoing conflicts between citizens and government officials in China pose a serious threat to the country;s social stability. Dealing fairly and efficiently with citizen's complaints of administrative misconduct is a core component of China's commitment to good governance and the rule of law. This project undertakes the first systematic examination of the three mechanisms underpinning administrative justice in China and their interaction: administrative litigation, administrative review, and letters and visits. It will assess China's capacity to use law to address chronic abuse of power, and will provide a practical understanding of the changing nature of China's commitment to the rule of law and the implications for Australia.