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The Olympic Games Village People’s Local Court

by | 16th, July 2008

THE Olympic Games Village People’s Local Court, the only law facility bearing the Olympic title in the country, has opened in Beijing.

Located in the Olympic Village in the city’s northeast, the building is named in accordance with the Supreme People’s Court’s rule that courts should be named for their location.

During the Games, about 70 percent of cases related to the Olympics will be heard in the building, which is the seventh commissary court of Chaoyang District People’s Court. The district is home to most of the Games’ venues.

The new court will mainly hear civil cases, such as those for house rental, labor disputes and personal injury. Also handled here are cases for foreigners’ personal injury, property damage and labor dispute caused by activities of the Games, tourism, accommodations, shopping, transport, dining and entertainment, said Qian Yixin, the court’s chief judge…

Covering a judicial area of 57.22 square km, the court’s territory includes the Bird’s Nest, the Water Cube, the Olympic Green, the Olympic Village and many hotels, among others.

Most of the Olympic-related civil cases would be heard here, including many related to foreign affairs. To better help the procedures, all guides and signs are in both Chinese and English, Qian said.

Calling Mr D Chambers, calling Mr Chambers (he’s innocent, of course)…

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