Beijing’s Huairou bolsters law-based grassroots governance

(en.moj.gov.cn)| Updated: 2024-03-14

Beijing's Huairou district has made notable progress in advancing the standardized development of grassroots judicial offices and the building of grassroots legal hubs, according to a recent press briefing held by the Huairou district bureau of justice.

In Huairou district, 88 percent of the permanent staff of the judicial offices have legal education backgrounds, with each office boasting an average of 50 percent of staff holding legal professional qualification certificates, which makes the district rank first in this regard among all the districts in Beijing.

In recent years, the Communist Party of China Huairou District Committee and the district government have released a series of effective measures encompassing institutional design, financial support, and supervision and assessments, to enhance the professional performance of judicial office duties, build grassroots legal hubs, and promote the effective integration of the functions of judicial organs into the whole-process of duty fulfillment by the local Party committee and government.

In terms of the cultivation of legal professionals, the Huairou justice bureau, together with other authorities in towns and townships, have worked to remove recruitment policy barriers and seen more new hires with legal professional qualification and postgraduate degrees.

With the increasing level of professional capability, the 16 grassroots judicial offices in the district have played a pivotal role in providing legal suggestions on law-based grassroots governance, regulating frontline administrative law enforcement, building supportive platforms for public legal services and resolving grassroots disputes in accordance with the law.

Since 2022, judicial offices in Huairou district have attended over 500 work meetings held by the district Party committee and the district government, reviewed 3,422 normative documents and significant contracts, and proposed 3,964 suggestions, facilitating law-based decision-making, he added.

In terms of grassroots governance, judicial offices have integrated various legal professional resources, including lawyers, notaries, people's mediators, administrative reconsideration personnel, judges, police officers, and legally savvy villagers, to strengthen the prevention and resolution of conflicts and disputes, actively satisfy the legal needs of the people, and provide prompt solutions for potential disputes at the source.

All 16 judicial offices in the district have deeply engaged in the handling of complaints received through the 12345 hotline. Effective measures have been taken, including explaining laws and regulations, identifying and resolving disputes, and offering legal services, to provide robust support for the rapid resolution of public complaints within the district.