Date: Feb 15, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA
A judicial reform conference will not discuss amnesty for former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) or specific policies, such as abolishing the death penalty, organizing committee co-convener Chiu Hei-yuan (瞿海源) said on Monday after the committee’s fourth and final meeting.
The conference, scheduled to open on Monday, is to be divided into five groups to address protecting victims of crime and the underprivileged, establishing a fair and trustworthy judiciary, creating a highly efficient judicial system with accountability, promoting participation and transparency and building a system that maintains social order, he said.
Each of the five groups is to meet once every two weeks, and are scheduled to hold six meetings over a three-month period.
Chu said his committee solicited views from civic groups on what topics to cover and none of them brought up the abolition of capital punishment. [FULL STORY]