Radio Taiwan International
Date: 20 July, 2020
By: Katherine Wei
The use of “lay judges” in criminal courts is one of the Justice Ministry’s main judicial reforms. The legislature began discussing the ministry-drafted bill on Monday, while civic groups opposing the bill protested outside.
The ministry commissioned the survey, which found over 80% support for having judges participate in discussions about court cases. Over 86% want civilian participants to be able to vote on the ultimate verdict along with the presiding judge. [FULL STORY]