Date: Nov 11, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
To conform with the values of a democratic nation, Judicial Yuan officials said that they would establish an online platform to present profiles and basic information of all judges, and records of their decisions, so people can monitor their judicial power, enhancing trust in the justice system.
Lu Tai-lang (呂太郎), secretary-general of the Judicial Yuan and former head of the Judges Academy, on Wednesday said the decision was reached at the first internal meeting of the body, presided over by Judicial Yuan President Hsu Tzong-li (許宗力).
This Judicial Yuan policy reform follows a move by civic organization Judicial Reform Foundation in November last year, when they launched a Web site called Sunshine Justice.
The reform foundation Web site lists case records for nearly 3,000 judges and prosecutors, and includes their name, gender, law school training, court case history, relevant articles, along with awards and instances of misconduct or discipline. [FULL STORY]