Lawmakers pass transitional justice act

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Taipei Times
Date: Dec 06, 2017
By: Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

The Act on Promoting Transitional Justice (促進轉型正義條例), which aims to remove authoritarian-era

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Sra Kacaw lobs a water bottle in the main chamber of the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday to protest the absence of a proposal covering Aboriginal land now held by the government in the transitional justice bill.  Photo: CNA

symbols and retry cases of injustice from that era, was passed by the Legislative Yuan yesterday evening.

The act is aimed at addressing injustices perpetrated by then-Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) government between Aug. 15, 1945, when the Japanese government announced it had surrendered, to 1991, when the Temporary Provisions Effective During the Period of National Mobilization Against Communist Rebellion (動員勘亂時期臨時條款) were abolished.

A nine-member Transitional Justice Promotion Committee is to be created, to be overseen by the Executive Yuan, with its chairman nominated by the premier and approved by at least half of the members of the Legislative Yuan.

The committee is also to address and utilize ill-gotten political party assets, but its purview will not include items already covered by 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).    [FULL  STORY]

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