Opinions of the Supreme People’s Court on Strengthening Blockchain Application in the Judicial Field

The Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China issued the Opinions of the Supreme People’s Court on Strengthening Blockchain Application in the Judicial Field on May 25, 2022. The Opinions are herein made for further implementation of the Xi Jinping Thought on the Rule of Law and General Secretary Xi Jinping’s instructions on actively promoting the application of blockchain technology to provide more intelligent, convenient and superior public services for the people, and for the earnest fulfillment of the Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives through the Year 2035 of the People’s Republic of China and the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Informatization.

The Opinions put forward in detail the overall requirements for strengthening the Blockchain Application in the Judicial Field and requirements on building the blockchain platforms of the people’s courts, making the most of the data tamper-proof technology of blockchain, and optimizing business processes to improve judicial credibility and judicial efficiency. In addition, mining the tremendous potential of blockchain connectivity to enhance judicial collaboration. At the same time, leveraging properties of the blockchain alliance of mutual recognition and trustworthiness to facilitate economic and social governance and proposes various guarantee measures.

While taking the real work of the people’s courts into consideration, the 32-article guideline on strengthening blockchain application in the judicial field issued by the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China aim to leverage the role of blockchain in cementing judicial credibility, facilitating social governance, preventing and resolving risks, promoting high-quality development, etc., so as to reinforce the advance of smart courts on all fronts and the modernization of the judicial system and judicial capabilities.

《最高人民法院关于加强区块链司法应用的意见》全文 法发〔2022〕16号

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