Quotable quotes at
Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Forum on Judicial Cooperation
Editor's note: China held the Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Forum on Judicial Cooperation in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu province on Sept 26, bringing together 16 heads of top courts from around the world. Here are some of the quotes that we believe reflect the spirit of the forum.
Zhou Qiang, Chief Justice and President of the Supreme People's Court of China
Courts of different levels in China are working hard to achieve the goal of “letting the people feel fairness and justice in every single case.” Courts stick strictly to procedural justice and justice for people.
Zhou Qiang, Chief Justice and President of the Supreme People's Court of China
With the deepening of the judicial system reform and court informatization construction, the efficiency and quality of trials, court staff and judicial credibility have been greatly improved and thus new progress has been made in the socialist judicial system with Chinese characteristics.
Shen Deyong, Executive Vice-President of the Supreme People's Court of China
Courts in China have achieved progress in judicial openness and improving people’s legal awareness. It benefits the public to have more knowledge of the judicial process and further enhances their awareness of rules, integrity and law.
Maikel José Moreno Pérez, President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Venezuela
China is a great friend and provides numerous opportunities for exchanges of economy, technology, culture and judiciary. Venezuela is willing to share experience with all Chinese legal authorities to seek consensus and to provide techniques for setting up systematic legal mechanisms to meet regional demands.
Haider Ahmed Dafalla, Chief Justice and President of the National Supreme Court of Sudan
In social terms, the culture of rule of law is reflected in every aspect of people’s lives, from knowledge to science, from thoughts to actions. It applies to theoretical, practical, rational and physical aspects.
Azizbek Dosmambetov, Deputy Chairman of the Issyk-Kul Region Court of Kyrgyz
I agree that judicial reform is progressive. In the contemporary world, boundaries between countries are blurring. Faced with globalization and the development of information science technology, judicial systems should keep pace with the times. It is very important for safeguarding the overall interests of the people of every society and country.
Fathi Elarabi, Vice-President of Court of Cassation of Egypt
The judiciary in a country is the symbol of advancement and prosperity. For those left behind by the judiciary, social civilization and economic development are also backward.
Abdulhalik Yildiz, Deputy First President of Court of Cassation of Turkey
Rule of law has a long tradition in my country. By implementing the rule of law, we can achieve legal justness and treat everyone in a fair way. Rule of law makes law clear and predictable and thus safeguards social security. In those circumstances, participants can make smart choices and develop their commercial operations and investments. So rule of law contributes to economic development.
Tetiana Zhaivoronok, Judge of the Supreme Court of Ukraine
We should make the judiciary open and transparent and judicial interpretation easy to understand. Only in this way can we improve people’s trust in us. Courts should have exchanges with the public. To achieve this, we have set up a website and made data, information and trials available online.
Tao Kaiyuan, Vice-President of the Supreme People's Court of China
The deepening of the Belt and Road Initiative asks for a new and higher standard of judicial environment in those countries involved. With the development of free and efficient trade investment, it has become a great trend for all countries to coordinate and unify their commercial laws.
Liu Guixiang, Full-time Member of the Adjudication Committee of the Supreme People's Court of China
The Belt and Road Initiative cannot do without rule of law. And the cross-border dispute settlement mechanism is an indispensable part of the rule of law. In this sense, courts in China are willing to work together with courts in other countries towards a fair and just international order and global governance system including a bilateral, multilateral, multilevel and coordinated cross-border dispute settlement mechanism.
Liang Mingyuan, President of the Gansu High People's Court of China
Rooted in history, the Belt and Road Initiative faces the future. Initiated by China, it will benefit the world. All countries involved in the initiative have become part of the community of common destiny. They stand together regardless of situations and work together through ups and downs. Courts in China are willing to enhance international judicial assistance with other countries and contribute to common peace, stability, development and prosperity.
Kairat Mami, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan
The Belt and Road Initiative is built on mutual respect and trust. It focuses on cooperation and mutual benefits as well as mutual learning among civilizations. If all countries involved in it can work together towards a common goal, it will benefit the people of all participants.
Belt and Road countries should be working on finding consensus with open and inclusive minds, enhancing judicial culture exchanges, deepening pragmatic cooperation in trials and enforcement, and advancing judicial assistance.
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Zhou Qiang made four central suggestions at the forum: