Notice of the General Office of the Supreme People's Court on the Jurisdiction of Maritime Administrative Cases
- Area of Law： Maritime Litigation
- Level of Authority： Documents of Judicial Interpretation Nature
- Date issued：08-11-2003
- Effective Date：08-11-2003
- Issuing Authority： Supreme People's Court
- Status： Effective
Notice of the General
Office of the Supreme People's Court on the Jurisdiction of Maritime
(No. 253  of the General Office of the Supreme People's Court)
The higher people's courts of all provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the Central Government, the Production and Construction Army Corps Branch of the Higher People's Court of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region:
In order to regulate the jurisdiction of maritime administrative cases, we hereby give a notice as follows pursuant to the decision at the 1282nd meeting of the Judicial Committee of this Court:
I. The administrative cases, the administrative indemnity cases and the cases on examining applications of administrative organs for executing their respective specific administrative acts shall still be tried by the administrative tribunals of the people's courts at corresponding levels. Maritime courts and other special people's courts do not try any administrative case or administrative indemnity case, nor do they examine or execute any case in which the administrative organ applies to execute its specific administrative act.
II. Prior to the distribution of the present Notice, the maritime administrative cases and administrative indemnity cases which have been accepted by a certain maritime court shall continue to be tried by this maritime court; the legal effectiveness of the administrative judgments or administrative rulings which have been rendered by the maritime courts shall not be affected.
August 11, 2003