China Maritime Judicial Transparency Index Report (2016)

Based on Information Disclosure on Maritime Court Websites
  • Lin LiEmail author
  • He Tian
  • Yanbin Lv
Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)


In 2016, the Innovation Project Team on the Rule of Law Index of Institute of Law of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences made the fourth evaluation on judicial openness of ten maritime courts. The results indicate that steady progress was made, good practices disseminated, and highlights presented. Maritime courts began to learn from and compete with each other. Meanwhile, some defects identified in previous evaluations were still there. It is crucial that some maritime courts “rushed” updates of their websites. China, to stand as an international maritime judicial center with wide influence, needs to further intensify its judicial openness, improve the quality of disclosure and form a distinctive maritime case reference system.


Maritime courts Judicial openness Transparency Rule of law index 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of LawChinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

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