China regulates handling of ecological damage compensation cases
BEIJING, June 5 (Xinhua) -- A trial regulation on handling cases of ecological damage compensation was released by China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) on, and effective as of, Wednesday.
The 23-article regulation is an important judicial explanation for exploring the improvement of the ecological and environmental damage compensation system, said Jiang Bixin, vice president of the SPC, at a press conference.
Jiang said that the regulation will serve as guidance for courts to deal with cases and hold polluters accountable by obliging them to repair the environment or pay compensation.
The regulation specifies the conditions for receiving a case and the requirements for trial procedures and evidence rules as well as improving the accountability system.[ Editor: WPY ]