Commission preliminaries to be done in two weeks

TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE: Tackling the political archives of parties might take more time, but investigations would be expedited as a complete report is due in two years

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 10, 2018
By: Chen Yu-fu  /  Staff reporter

The Cabinet’s Transitional Justice Commission aims to complete the preliminary work

Transitional Justice Commission Chairman Huang Huang-hsiung, third left, and commission members visit the National Archives and Records Administration Development Council in New Taipei City on Friday.  Photo provided by the National Archives and Records Administration Development Council

for redressing unjust judicial cases in just two weeks, a commission member said yesterday.

The agency would first tackle the archives of governmental agencies, followed by those of political parties, commission Deputy Chairman Chang Tien-chin (張天欽) said, adding that commission Chairman Huang Huang-hsiung (黃煌雄) had on Friday last week already led a group of commission members to visit the National Development Council’s (NDC) National Archives Administration in New Taipei City’s Sinjhuang District (新莊).

According to the Act on Promoting Transitional Justice (促進轉型正義條例) passed in December last year, the commission is empowered to probe the political archives of any political party, their affiliated organizations and entities, and to make them part of the national archives after a specified deliberation procedure.

However, it would take more time to tackle the political archives belonging to political parties, as the collection process is more intricate, Chang said.    [FULL  STORY]

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