Acquittal of matricide defendant erodes confidence in Taiwan's justice system: Former DPP chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) said Saturday (Aug. 22) that the acquittal on Thursday (Aug. 20) of a man who murdered his mother is an exa...

Taiwan president promulgates Citizen Judges Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (Aug. 12) promulgated the Citizen Judges Act passed by the country’s legislature, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2023. ...

Taiwan's DPP drops ball by ramming through Citizen Judges Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s judicial system has for a long time been in need of serious reform, but unfortunately the recent passage of the Citizen Judges Act is not the solution. O...

Citizen Judges Act’s passage shame for Taiwan: Critic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The passage of the contentious Citizen Judges Act (國民法官法) on Wednesday (July 22) “marked a shameful day in the history of Taiwan democracy,” said Taiwan Public...

Taiwan president declares new judicial era amid passage of Citizen Judges Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the passage of the Citizen Judges Act by Taiwanese lawmakers on Wednesday (July 22), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) described the new legislation as the first step...

Taiwan legislature passes citizen judge bill

The Legislative Yuan has passed a Citizen Judges Act that will allow ordinary citizens to participate in criminal trials and work with professional judges in handing down verdicts. Under the contro...

NGO calls Taiwan Judicial Yuan’s vow to remove unfit judges 'hollow'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The NGO “Judges for Transformative Justice” (法官翻轉司法群策會), founded by former judges, responded Thursday (April 25) to the Judicial Yuan’s pledge to remove unfit...

Judicial Yuan pledges to remove unfit judges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan’s Judiciary and Organic Laws Committee held a hearing on Wednesday (April 24) on the proposed Judges Act Amendment that aims to remove unsuitabl...