Citizen judge system to be established

‘FULLY INDEPENDENT’:The new system would be a middle ground between the jury and lay judge systems, Judicial Yuan Secretary-General Lu Tai-lang said

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 08, 2017
By: Chung Li-hua / Staff reporter

The government has decided to establish a citizen judge system to ensure public participation in the judicial process after the National Congress on Judicial Reform failed to reach a decision on the issue.

A draft act for the new system is to be proposed next month.

National Security Council adviser and congress deputy executive secretary Lin Feng-jeng (林峰正) yesterday said that the congress has made 12 major decisions, but failed to reach a consensus over whether the nation should adopt a jury system or a lay judge system.

No decision would be made on the issue during the final congress meeting on Saturday, but suggestions would be made to hone the proposed civic participation system, he added.    [FULL  STORY]

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