STRICT REQUIREMENTS:The draft stipulates that members of a proposed transitional justice committee should be nominated by the Cabinet and approved by the legislature
Date: Mar 29, 2016
By: Chang Hsiao-ti / Staff reporter
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus yesterday announced that it has finalized a
draft of the transitional justice promotion act, which includes establishing a transitional justice promotion committee under the Executive Yuan responsible for making political documents available to the public, removing authoritarian symbols, redressing judicial injustice and managing the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) illegal party assets.
“Transitional justice promotion is an unfinished task in Taiwan’s democratic transformation, and it is a historic responsibility that all political parties should face together to achieve social reconciliation,” DPP caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) said.
The DPP caucus is expected to submit the draft bill for committee review on Friday at the earliest, Ker said.
The draft bill stipulates that the transitional justice promotion committee should have nine committee members who are nominated by the Executive Yuan and approved by the Legislative Yuan. It also stipulates that political party members cannot account for more than one-third of the committee.
The committee is to be comprised of four task forces, with each task force responsible for drafting bills on making political documents available to the public; removing authoritarian symbols and historical sites of injustice; redressing judicial injustice, restoring historical truths and promoting social reconciliation; and managing ill-gotten party assets. [FULL STORY]