Justices dismiss Control Yuan request

ILL-GOTTEN PARTY PROPERTY ACT: The Council of Grand Justices said that the right to request an interpretation lies with the Judicial Yuan, not the Control Yuan

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 08, 2018
By: Wu Cheng-feng and Chung Li-hua  /  Staff reporters

The Council of Grand Justices on Friday dismissed a request by the Control Yuan for a

Judicial Yuan Secretary-General Lu Tai-lang speaks at the Judicial Yuan in Taipei on Friday.  Photo: Wu Cheng-fong, Taipei Times

constitutional interpretation of the legality of the Act Governing the Handling of Ill-gotten Properties by Political Parties and Their Affiliate Organizations (政黨及其附隨組織不當取得財產處理條例).

The council said it was not within the remit of the Control Yuan to request a constitutional interpretation.

The Control Yuan in 2016 received a petition asking it to investigate the legality of the act — through which the Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee was created — and it found that the act and the committee were unconstitutional, with the latter contravening the Basic Code Governing Central Administrative Agencies Organizations (中央行政機關組織基準法).

The Control Yuan last year filed the request for a constitutional interpretation.

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