Nicholas Burnet Nicholas Burnet is an Australian legal scholar with a passion for Chinese constitutional law, providing a unique perspective on comparative law and China’s growing international legal relationships.
  • China’s Search for Judicial Independence The courts in China are faced with an uphill battle in maintaining their independence at both an internal and external level. The Chinese judiciary’s close affiliation with the Party as well as the hierarchical nature of the court system has resulted in politicised decisions, and in turn, dilutes the court’s power to implement independent rulings. […] 6 min read December 21, 2017