Judicial reform must meet public expectations: Tsai

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-07-10

President Tsai Ing-wen says that the government’s plans for judicial reform must

President Tsai Ing-wen presides over a preparatory meeting on Monday for a national conference on judicial reform.

meet public expectations. She was speaking Monday at a preparatory meeting for a national conference on judicial reform.

The president said there are several goals that the committee must pursue. They include: the transparency of the court; rulings that are intelligible to the public; a mechanism for hiring and firing prosecutors and judges; a professional and impartial judicial system; and a trial system that allows public participation.

“When it comes to these key points, I hope that related government agencies can not only propose a concrete reform plan but also a clear timetable. The [plan] must be drawn up using these principles and the results of group discussions as a basis. The staff should come up with a summary and coordinate related issues,” said Tsai.      [FULL  STORY]

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