BEIJING, Jan.9(Xinhua)-- The Supreme People's Court issued 10 typical cases of judicial protection of the ecological environment in the Yangtze economic belt on Sunday, promoting the unification of adjudication standards, supervising administrative organs to perform their duties according to law, educating and guiding enterprises and people to fulfill their legal obligations for environmental protection and promoting coordinated governance and integrated protection of the Yangtze River Basin.
According to Wang Xuguang, president of the Environmental Resources Trial Division of the Supreme People's Court, seven of these 10 cases are criminal cases of illegal discharge of pollutants from the tributaries of the Yangtze River and direct discharge of pollutants.
These 10 typical cases include: defendant unit Anhui Yaland New Energy Materials Co., Ltd., defendant Lu Shouguo and other 7 people pollution of the environment case; defendant Yao Duoyou and other 14 people pollution of the environment case; defendant Wang Weifan and other 4 people pollution of the environment case; defendant Wang Chao, Wang Yiping pollution of the environment case, Jinyun County People's Procuratorate of Zhejiang Province v. defendant Jinyun County Nanhe Electroplating Factory, Wang Chao and other 4 people's water pollution civil public interest case; defendant unit Hubei Rui Strontium Technology Co., Ltd., defendant Wang Xianwen, etc.4 people's environmental pollution case; defendant unit Chengdu Yizheng Sanitation Engineering Co., Ltd., Chengdu Plastics Co., Ltd.; defendant if the defendant Liao Yun and other people polluted the environment, such as Zizizi 16 people's case; defendant Yinshan County Industrial Protection Co., Ltd
The data show that as of December 31,2019, the people's court had tried 42,230 criminal cases,112,265 civil cases,75,591 administrative cases,2,945 public interest litigation cases and 58 cases of compensation for ecological environmental damage in accordance with the law.
The Supreme People's Court, Vice-President of the People's Court of the People's Republic of China, said that the court along the Yangtze Economic Belt had set up 488 specialized judicial bodies, such as environmental resources trial courts or collegiate panels, to explore the possibility of bringing civil, commercial and administrative and even criminal cases involving environmental resources to a unified hearing by specialized judicial bodies, thus realizing full coverage of key areas and river basins. The people's courts have explored a system of centralized jurisdiction across administrative divisions, constructed a cross-provincial judicial coordination mechanism, improved a multi-department coordination and linkage mechanism, brought into full play the role of public interest litigation and compensation litigation for damages to the ecological environment, and comprehensively applied the three forms of criminal, administrative and civil responsibility to promote the continuous improvement of the ecological environment quality in the Yangtze economic belt.
Jiang Bixin said that the people's court will push forward all kinds of trial work in a down-to-earth manner, and provide more powerful judicial services and guarantees for the green development and high-quality development of the Yangtze economic belt.