Based on the Judicial Transparency Index Assessment (2019 and 2020) conducted in China by the Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, this book summarizes and analyzes the current situation of judicial openness in China, using a sample of 218 courts across the country for the study. The book analyzes the ideological and institutional origins of judicial openness and examines the operation of judicial openness through the practical experience of role replacement. By analyzing evaluation data in the fields of audit information disclosure, trial information disclosure, judicial enforcement data disclosure, and judicial reform data disclosure, the book points out that the current judicial disclosure has made significant progress, but there are still problems such as unclear disclosure standards, insufficient rigidity in disclosure requirements, and the scope of disclosure still needs to be expanded. The book recommends accelerating the disclosure of judicial legislation, public standards, and strengthening assessment and accountability.
Yiming Wang, Doctor of Law, is Assistant Research Fellow of the National Research Office of the Rule of Law, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Her research fields include legal culture and evaluation of the rule of law.
He Tian is Director of the National Rule of Law Index Research Center and Researcher of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She is also Member of the Supreme People's Court of Network Security and Information Expert Advisory Committee, Supreme People's Court Executive Advisory Expert, etc. Her research interests include criminal rule of law, empirical law, and judicial system.