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