Constitutionality of bill queried

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION: A proposal allowing the commission a direct channel to the Council of Grand Justices would open doors to abuse, an opinion piece said

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 06, 2020
By: Huang Hsin-po and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer

The entrance to the Control Yuan’s National Human Rights Commission is pictured in Taipei in an undated photograph.
Photo: Hsieh Chun-lin, Taipei Times

A request has been issued to withdraw a proposal by the Control Yuan’s National Human Rights Commission regarding members’ powers on grounds that it goes against previous Legislative Yuan decisions and is unconstitutional, sources said on Friday.

The commission was established following passage of the Organic Act of the Control Yuan National Human Rights Commission (監察院國家人權委員會組織法) on Dec. 10 last year.

The Control Yuan in September tendered the bill for review by the legislature’s Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee.

The proposal was that the commission, following a Control Yuan resolution, would be able to apply to the Judicial Yuan for a constitutional interpretation should it find laws that are unconstitutional because they severely infringe on human rights.    [FULL  STORY]

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