Zhu Zhengfu, a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), is interviewed via video link ahead of the opening of the fourth session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]
Lawyers will strive to make increased efforts to help the public understand the country's first Civil Code, making greater contributions to the application of the law, Zhu Zhengfu, a political adviser, told the media before the opening of the fourth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on Thursday.
The effectiveness of a law, he said, lies in the correct implementation, adding that legal professionals and institutes, including lawyers, should become the main force to explain the code.
As a member of the CPPCC National Committee and also a lawyer from Guangdong province, he noted: "Lawyers have to learn the code at first, and then explain it to residents in methods that can be easily accepted, such as through a case-on-case approach."
For example, more than 100 lawyers in Wuhan, Hubei province, he said, explained the code with about 50 short videos, giving easier access to the public to understand the fundamental and comprehensive civil law.
In another case, a lawyer from Guizhou province, made and sent the code-related videos to a local prison, which allowed inmates to get a better understanding of the law, he said.
Only in this way, the code, regarded as an encyclopedia of social activities and a key legal instrument to protect people's civil rights, can truly affect the life and work of residents, he added.
He suggested all lawyers nationwide shoulder the responsibility in explaining the code, helping the law to be accurately applied to uphold justice in each civil case.