The Liability Immunity Scheme in the Administrative Accountability System of China



The administrative accountability system should not only function as punishment, but also guidance for government officials. The systematism of accountability procedure is surely the foundation, but it is also worth considering that how to promote the predictability of the result. China should construct the liability immunity system with good faith standard to offer government officials both legality and reasonableness standard. A liability immunity clause could function as guidance and protection in two circumstances, namely the circumstance of administrative decision making and when the rules are ambiguous.


Accountability; Good faith; Immunity from liability

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