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Centre for Judicial Education and Research


To further strengthen the collaboration with the Supreme People’s Court of China and the National Judges College of the Supreme People’s Court of China in relation to the Chinese Judges programmes which are currently under the auspices of School of Law, the University established the Centre for Judicial Education and Research in September 2013. The Centre will, inter alia, institutionalize the Chinese judges programmes and further develop them in the context of globalization.

Mission

The Centre for Judicial Education and Research will oversee the management and strategic development of the Chinese judges programmes, currently run by the School of Law (SLW). The Centre will work closely with SLW and assume responsibility for the assessment of candidates for the judges programmes; organization of the series of events including inauguration and graduation of the judges programmes; promotion of the judges programmes; and entering into agreements with international institutions relating to the judges programmes. Besides consolidating the existing judges programmes and furthering its development, the Centre will also aim at increasing the research element and develop a research trajectory in due course.

Objectives

  • To promote the judges programmes
  • To promote exchanges between Chinese judges and their counterparts in other jurisdictions including Hong Kong
  • To organize events including inauguration and graduation of the judges programmes
  • To enter into agreements with international institutions relating to the judges programmes

Research Focus

The Centre focuses on the following research areas:

  • Judicial practice and reform in China
  • Comparison of different judicial and legal systems
  • Judicial and alternative dispute resolution

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