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The Supreme People's Procuratorate (Chinese: 最高人民检察院; pinyin: Zuìgāo Rénmín Jiǎncháyuàn), also translated as the "Prosecutor-General's Office", is the highest national level agency responsible for both prosecution and investigation in the People's Republic of China. Hong Kong and Macau, as special administrative regions, have their own separate legal systems, based on common law traditions and Portuguese legal traditions respectively, and are out of the jurisdiction of the SPP.

Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People's Republic of China
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó
Zuìgāo Rénmín Jiǎncháyuàn
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Emblem of the Office of the People's Prosecutor General of the People's Republic of China
Agency overview
Formed27 September 1954
Preceding agency
  • Supreme People's Prosecutor's Office
Agency executive

The office of the Procurator or Prosecutor General is influenced by similar institutions (public procurator) in both Japan and Socialist legal systems, and finds equivalence in most civil law systems, which often use an inquisitorial system. Its direct predecessor institution in China is the Procuratorial Office of the Supreme Court of the Republic of China, which in turn is descended from the Procuratorial Office of the Dali Yuan of the late Qing Dynasty.

The current Prosecutor-General of the People's Republic of China is Zhang Jun.

List of Prosecutors General of the SPPEdit

Expert committeesEdit

The Supreme People's Procuratorate has a number of committees appointed to assist it with its work in various fields.

Expert Committee on Civil Administrative Litigation SupervisionEdit

This committee was formed on 29 July 2018. It is composed of experts from academia, the legal profession, the judiciary and other areas.[1]

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