If you want to review and comment on China’s model for environmental public interest litigation, now you have your chance. On 1 October the Supreme People’s Court (Court) issued its regulations on environmental public interest litigation for public comment. The Court had highlighted the importance of these regulations in its July, 2014 policy document on environmental and natural resource tribunals. The Environmental Protection Law, amended earlier this year, gives the legislative framework for the regulations (a quick summary of the amendments can be found here).
The comment period is 1 month. The draft was published on the Court’s official website and is linked here. The notice requests that comments be accompanied by an explanation, and be submitted either on paper or electronically. The mailing address in Chinese is: 北京市东城区东交民巷27号，最高人民法院环境资源审判庭，邮编100745. The English address is: Environmental and Natural Resources Division, The Supreme People’s Court, No. 27, Dong Jiao Min Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100745. The email address for comments is: firstname.lastname@example.org.