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The Relationship between Mediation and Judicial Proceedings in China
Asian Journal of Comparative Law (2011)
  • Vicki Waye, University of South Australia
  • Ping Xiong, University of South Australia
Abstract

After a period of decline, judicial mediation has been recently revived in China. The revival has occurred as a result of a combination of political and juridical forces. China’s courts have been struggling to meet demand for access to justice and the revival of judicial mediation is part of a broader policy to promote mediation as a mainstream dispute resolution mechanism. At the same time, the revival of judicial mediation also reflects the disaffection of China’s political elite with an emphasis upon adversarial, western style legal process. China’s establishment appears to be seeking a more responsive multi-door style of court system. This article traces recent developments in China which track the rise, fall and rise of judicial mediation.

Keywords
  • China,
  • judicial mediation
Publication Date
February 26, 2011
Citation Information
Vicki Waye and Ping Xiong. "The Relationship between Mediation and Judicial Proceedings in China" Asian Journal of Comparative Law Vol. 6 Iss. 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/vicki_waye/3/