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Judicial System Posted: 2002-05-14 11:12:41

The Supreme People's Procuratorate of the PRC

     The Supreme People's Procuratorate is the highest procuratorial organ of the state. It's main functions and powers are as follows:

- direct the work of the local people's procuratorates at the various levels and that of the special people's procuratorates;

- exercise procuratorial authority in major criminal cases that have an impact on the entire country;

- lodge a protest, in accordance with the procedures for judicial supervision, if some definite error is found in a legally effective verdict or sentence by a people's court at any level;

- supervise the activities of prisons, houses of detention and institutions in charge of reform through labor;

- supervise trial of civil suits and administrative litigation;

- interpret laws applied to procuratorial practice;

- formulate regulations, provisions and rules for procuratorial practice;

- determine the organizational structure and staff size of the people's procuratorates at all levels.

The Supreme People's Procuratorate consists of the following departments:

Criminal Procuratorial Department:

Procuratorial Department for Embezzlement and Bribery:

Procuratorial Department for Dereliction of Duty and Infringement of Citizens' Rights:

Procuratorial Department for Railways:

Procuratorial Department for Prisons and Reformatories:

Procuratorial Department for Civil and Administrative Cases?? .

Procuratorial Department for Accusations and Petitions:

(The English translations are for reference only.)