Members boycott reform congress

CONSERVATIVEThe Judicial Yuan has a vested interest in opposing a jury system, so public hearings should be held to settle the issue, the NPP’s executive chairman said

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 13, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

National Congress on Judicial Reform preparatory committee members yesterday

Taiwan Jury Association chairman Chang Ching announces his decision to withdraw from the National Congress on Judicial Reform outside the Presidential Office Building in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

presented their recommendations at its final meeting, while some abstained from the meeting in protest, saying that their views on gender equality and children’s rights were ignored.

Women’s rights advocate and lawyer Lai Fang-yu (賴芳玉), Garden of Hope Foundation chief executive Chi Hui-jung (紀惠容), Taiwan Healthcare Reform Foundation chief executive Joanne Liu (劉淑瓊) and social studies professor Lai Yueh-mi (賴月蜜) did not attend the meeting.

While Lai Yueh-mi was reportedly ill, the other four had said they were dissatisfied and felt “let down” when many of their recommendations were watered down or excluded from the subcommittee’s resolutions.    [FULL  STORY]

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