Introduction
 
Haikou intermediate people's court was established in February 1991 and is located at No. 20, Jinyu Road, Haikou City.It has jurisdiction over four districts, i.e. Longhua District, Meilan District, Xiuying District and Qiongshan District.

The court now comprises 22 internal organs, including case filing tribunal, No.1 criminal tribunal, No.2 criminal tribunal, juvenile tribunal, No.1 civil tribunal, No.2 civil tribunal, No.3 civil tribunal, tribunal for environment and resource, Haikou intellectual property court, administrative tribunal, trial supervision tribunal, and enforcement bureau, general office, personnel department, trial administration office, clerk office, research office, supervision office, bailiff detachment, judicial equipment administration department, logistics center, and supervision center for appraisal of litigation evidence.

There are 229 civil servants including 77 judges in Haikou intermediate people's court. Among them, 1 PhD, 102 master degree, 120 undergraduate degree and 6 college degree. Present acting president is Li Qing.

Haikou intermediate people's court is a national judicial organ. It exercises judicial power according to law and supervises the trial work of lower level people's courts. It is responsible for and reports on the work of Haikou People's Congress and its Standing Committee. Its main responsibilities are:

(1) to try criminal, civil, administrative and other cases of first instance that are under the jurisdiction of the intermediate people's court according to law and that they think should be tried by themselves.

(2) to try criminal, civil and administrative cases of second instance under the jurisdiction of the intermediate people's court according to law.

(3) to accept all kinds of appeals and retrial applications against the effective judgment of the people's court at a lower level, and to file a retrial or order the people's court at a lower level to retrial if there is any mistake in them.

(4) to try the protest cases put forward by the people's Procuratorate in accordance with the procedure of trial supervision according to law.

(5) to try cases of commutation or parole that should be tried by the intermediate people's court according to law.

(6) the execution of the court's legally effective first instance decisions and rulings, and other effective legal documents required by law to be executed by the intermediate people's court, as well as cases entrusted by other courts.

(7) to handle compensation cases in accordance with the provisions of the state compensation law.

(8) to try criminal, civil and administrative cases assigned by people's courts at higher levels according to law.

(9) to exercise the designated jurisdiction over the people's court at a lower level according to law.

(10) to supervise and guide the trial work of the people's courts at lower levels.

(11) to give opinions on the draft of relevant laws, regulations, rules, etc.; to make judicial suggestions on the problems found in the trial of the case; to organize and guide the investigation work of the courts of the whole city.

(12) to conduct ideological and political education and organize professional training for the judges and other staff members of the court; to guide the ideological and political work and education and training work of the people's courts at lower levels; and to manage the judges and other staff members within the limits of their authority.

(13) to assist the municipal organization and staffing department in managing the personnel and organization staffing of the people's courts at the municipal and district levels, and to coordinate with the municipal Party committee in managing and assessing the leading groups of the people's courts at the municipal and district levels.

(14) to guide the judicial administration and judicial technical work of the people's courts at lower levels.

(15) to participate in the comprehensive management of public security and carry out legal publicity in combination with judicial work.

(16) to lead the supervision of the courts of the whole city.

(17) to manage the institutions directly under the court.

(18) to undertake other work for which the court is responsible.