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China moves to improve legal services for disabled

Updated: Aug 2,2018 8:38 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Chinese authorities have pledged to improve legal services for the disabled and enable them to fully participate in litigation, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) said on Aug 2.

People’s courts are required to facilitate ways for the disabled to engage in proceeding such as filing a case, trial, or investigation, according to a circular issued by the SPC and the China Disabled Person’s Federation.

In this regard, people’s courts are allowed to help the disabled who lack access to transportation file a case, it said, adding that filing a case on the internet or via calling the disabled person is also viable.

The courts should also provide the disabled with door-to-door mediation and guidance in litigation and providing proof, so as to ensure the legal rights and interests of the disabled are well protected, it said.