Ex Supreme People's Court judges face legal job restrictions

Mu Siyang China Plus Published: 2017-10-12 21:11:31
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Judges and department leaders who've resigned from the Supreme People's Court are now banned from finding jobs in law firms within three years after they resign, reports xinhuanet.com.

Judges and department leaders who've resigned from the Supreme People's Court are now banned from finding jobs in law firms within three years  after they resign.[File photo: VCG]

Judges and department leaders who've resigned from the Supreme People's Court are now banned from finding jobs in law firms within three years  after they resign. [File photo: VCG]

Other former court personnel face a ban of 2 years.

The guidelines are issued to avoid disguised corruption and prevent damage to China's judicial authority.

According to the new rules, former judges and court aids are also permanently forbidden from serving as prosecuting or defense agents if their clients' cases were handled by the court they previously worked at. However, they can act as defending agents in the capacity of defendant's guardian or next of kin.

The measures also limit the employment of former court administrative officials by private sector enterprises.

According to a senior court official, a handful of former court employees have engaged in businesses directly associated with their original position after their resignation, making use of the convenience of that post to collude with court internal staff, or disrupt the legitimate service competition environment, causing social concerns, and wielding adverse social influence.

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