Chinese Laws and Policy on Public Interest Litigation

Civil Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China (amended August 31, 2012) (Chinese English)

Consumer Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (amended October 25, 2013) (Chinese English)

Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China (amended April 24, 2015) (Chinese English)

Supreme People’s Court of China Interpretation on Adjudication of Environmental Civil Public Interest Litigation (2015) (English)

Supreme People’s Court of China Interpretation on Adjudication of Consumer Protection Civil Public Interest Litigation (2015) (English)

NPC Standing Committee, Decision on Authorizing the Pilot Program for Supreme People’s Procuratorate to Initiate Public Interest Litigation in Some Areas. July 1, 2015 (Chinese)

Supreme People’s Procuratorate, Implementation Measures for Pilots on People’s Procuratorates Initiating Public Interest Litigation. January 7, 2016 (English)

Supreme People’s Court, Implementation Measures for Pilots on People’s Courts Hearing Public Interest Lawsuits Initiated by People’s Procuratorates,” issued February 25, 2015, effective March 1, 2016 (English)