1,087 judges relocated to avoid conflicts of interest
Updated: 2013-03-02 02:44
BEIJING - A total of 1,087 court officials and judges who were working in the same jurisdiction as with their lawyer family members have been relocated, the Supreme People's Court (SPC) announced on Friday.
China issued a regulation in February 2011 to require judges to change office if their spouses, sons or daughters work as lawyers in the same jurisdiction.
The regulation was intended to address public complaints about justice being undermined by judge-lawyer collusion, string-pulling and bribery.