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The Empirical study on Environmental Public Interest Litigation Filed by Procuratorial Organs in Shanxi Province of China

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DOI: 10.23977/wepm2020.032


Jiani Huang, Peiyao Xu

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Jiani Huang


The development of environmental public interest litigation system was late in China. In 2015, China began trials of environmental public interest lawsuits by prosecutors in 13 provinces, like Beijing. After a two-year pilot, legislation formally established the main role of procuratorial organs in environmental public interest litigation by 2017. In response to the call of the state, Shanxi Province planned to promote the procuratorial public interest litigation in the overall situation of economic and social development from July 2017 to June 2019. This paper takes Shanxi Province as the empirical research area to study the development status of environmental public interest litigation from 2017 to 2019. By studying Shanxi Province, we can not only learn the situation of non-pilot areas of environmental public interest litigation in China, but also find some problems through the analysis of data and cases. In addition, the development of the environmental public interest litigation system initiated by the procuratorial organs can promote the development of the legal system in China, better protect the ecological environment and expand the development of environmental protection.


Shanxi Province, Procuratorial Organs, Environmental Public Interest Litigation,

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