"Homestead" has become a "petal base", and the judgment document cannot make such a low-level mistake

  Si Hanhan

  According to a Red Star News report on October 9, a man in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, after receiving a civil ruling from the court, discovered that there were 10 typos and omissions in the 5-page ruling: "transition fee" was labeled as "excessive fee" and "homestead." Marked as "petal base", "other base", "below" as "low son", "placement house" as "safe housing", and even the plaintiff's surname "Wei" as "soul"... This makes the parties who received the ruling feel unbelievable.

  The trial judge of the case argued that after verification with the clerk, the typos and omissions in the ruling were written errors in the plaintiff’s complaint and the defendant’s reply. “Our ruling should be as authentic as possible. How to fight. If the part that this court thinks is wrong, we will take responsibility."

  It must be clear that the judgment document is a carrier for the people's court to exercise judicial power on behalf of the country and apply the law to resolve disputes. It is an important evidence to clarify the legal rights and obligations of the parties. Its quality is a concentrated expression of the people's court's judicial ability, judicial level and trial quality , Which also determines its seriousness and authority.

Even if the judgment document quotes the plaintiff’s complaint and the defendant’s plea to maintain the "original flavor", the correct words should be added after the typo instead of copying it completely.

A ruling with many loopholes will not only affect people's reading and understanding, but also easily lead to ambiguity, losing the standard, rigor and accuracy that it should have.

If the judgment documents of the local courts are so "original", the consequences may be disastrous.

  In 2018, the Supreme Law issued the "Emergency Notice on Comprehensively Improving the Quality of Judgment Documents and Effectively Preventing the Recurrence of Low-level Errors", requiring courts at all levels to strengthen source governance, improve working mechanisms, implement judicial responsibilities, and effectively improve the quality of online judgment documents.

The purpose of this move is to fundamentally solve the problem of the low quality of individual judgment documents and minimize the recurrence of various errors in the judgment documents. However, some court staff still do not realize the seriousness of the problem.

  The identification of facts is clear, the application of the law is correct, and the language and writing standards are accurate are the minimum requirements for judicial organs to decide a case.

Mistakes in judgment documents will not only make people question the professionalism and authority of judicial work, but also make people question the fairness of relevant handling decisions and trial results.

  Therefore, strictly abide by judges' professional ethics and behavioral norms, cherish the power of trial, and avoid words and deeds that damage judicial justice and affect the image of judges. This should not be a high requirement for judges.

  Courts at all levels should continue to strictly implement the Supreme Law’s notification requirements on "improving the quality of judgment documents", improve the long-term mechanism for quality management of judgment documents, refine rules and regulations, optimize case handling and document disclosure work platforms, fill relevant management loopholes, and improve documents Drafting, reviewing, issuing, printing, printing, serving, and online disclosure of the responsibility system for the verification work, and constantly improving the production level of judges' judgment documents.

This is about the face of judges and courts, and more importantly, the image and quality of the entire judicial team.