Jiangsu outlines rule of law promotion in rural areas

(en.moj.gov.cn)| Updated: 2020-09-04

The Overall Law-based Governance Committee of East China's Jiangsu province has unveiled an extensive guideline for promoting rule of law in its rural areas, outlining the path to be followed over the next three years.

The guideline sets forth nine key tasks including improving agriculture-related legislation, standardizing agriculture-related law enforcement, strengthening judicial support for rural areas, enhancing rural legal education, improving rural public legal services, optimizing the mechanism for resolving disputes and maintaining social safety in rural areas, propelling law-based rural governance, accelerating application of digital and smart technologies in rule of law promotion, and advancing establishment of exemplary villages for promoting rule of law.

By the end of 2022, a hundred exemplary villages will be in place across the province according to the guideline which attaches specific procedures for attaining that outcome.

To ensure work quality, the guideline highlights a primary responsibility system, under which Party committees at different levels assume the general leadership with judicial administrative departments coordinating all agriculture-related departments in promoting the work.

It also calls for development of quantitative standards so that the progress can be measured more accurately.