Interpretation concerning Some Questions in Hearing Reputation Rights Cases

7 August 1993

Various localities’ People’s Courts have put forward some questions on how to apply the law in hearing reputation rights cases, which are hereby answered as follows:

I, Q: How shall People’s Courts investigate the complaints of parties concerning reputation rights disputes?

A: When People’s Courts receive complaints concerning reputation rights disputes, they shall conduct investigations according to the provisions of Article 108 of the “Civil Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China” (hereafter simply named civil procedure law), those meeting conditions shall be accepted. Those not meeting conditions for lodging complaints, shall be ruled not to be accepted; those persisting in lodging a complaint where infringing facts are absent, shall be ruled to be rejected. Continue reading