China's fourth-tier courts realize "case filing at home"

  China News Service, Beijing, February 1st (Reporter Zhang Su) Cross-domain case filing, allowing the parties to "file a lawsuit in a different place and file a case at home."

The reporter learned from the Supreme People's Court of China on February 1 that cross-domain case filing services have achieved full coverage in four-tier courts across the country.

  Specifically, on the one hand, the subject of cross-domain case filing services has expanded from intermediate, basic-level courts and maritime courts to specialized courts such as high courts, supreme courts, military and intellectual property rights, and extended to more than 10,000 people’s courts, providing cross-domain case filing services On the other hand, the scope of cross-domain case filing services has expanded from first-instance civil, administrative, and enforcement cases to first-instance criminal private prosecutions, state compensation applications, and civil retrial cases, including all types of cases that can provide cross-domain case filing services. Full coverage of the types of registered cases.

  According to statistics, from August 2019 to December 2020, Chinese courts provided a total of 82,022 cross-domain case filing services, and 88.77% of the competent courts responded within 30 minutes.

  According to the Supreme Law, in response to the difficulties faced by parties who are unable or inconvenient to use information technology when filing a case in a remote place, this time innovated the service channel for filing a case, and non-jurisdictional courts will help to transfer litigation materials.

In order to make the case filing work more open, transparent and supervisable, the "collection and separation" mode was opened without changing the legal jurisdiction, breaking the geographical restrictions on the receipt of case filing materials, and realizing the remote reception and undifferentiated handling of prosecution materials.

  According to the Supreme Law, courts across the country will form a "case-filing collaboration network" through cross-domain case filing services, which will greatly reduce personnel turnover and litigation costs.

In the next step, the scope of cross-domain litigation services will be expanded, and collaboration mechanisms will be explored in the collection and transfer of materials, commissioned service, video mediation, and online court sessions.