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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Mixed Court of the Shanghai International Settlement

Pär Cassel

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 December 2021

Diplomacy and consular relations — Torture — Extradition and mutual assistance — Applicable law — Judicial cooperation

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The Mixed Court of the Shanghai International Settlement (‘Mixed Court’) was a court that operated in Shanghai from 1864 to 1929, where a Chinese magistrate and foreign assessor ruled together on the bench in civil and criminal cases that involved Chinese residents of the Settlement as well as foreign residents who did not enjoy extraterritorial status in China. Initially a Chinese court run on an experimental basis, it gradually fell under the near complete domination of the Western Treaty Powers and became one of the most important legal institutions in...
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