Citizen judges bill up for review in February

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018-01-11
Taiwan’s judiciary, the Judicial Yuan, plans to send a draft bill for citizen judges to the

Taiwan’s judiciary, the Judicial Yuan, plans to send a draft bill for citizen judges to the

Legislature for review in February. (CNA file photo)

Legislature for review in February.

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Taiwan does not have a jury system and the bill proposes inviting citizens to join a panel of judges in criminal trials.

Judicial Yuan secretary-general Lu Tai-lang said Thursday that the judiciary plans to hold public hearings and mock trials to test the feasibility of the bill.

Lu said the Judicial Yuan has not encountered major challenges while pushing for the bill. Lu explained the schedule for the legislation process.    [FULL  STORY]

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