Transitional justice committee starts operations on Thursday

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018-05-31

The transitional justice committee held an opening ceremony on Thursday as it starts

President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at the unveiling ceremony of the Transitional Justice Committee. (CNA photo)

operations. The committee will be tasked with addressing Taiwan’s history of political repression during the martial law period from 1949 to 1987.

President Tsai Ing-wen said that Taiwan’s past efforts at transitional justice did not clear the victims of their responsibility.

Tsai said, “South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu once said that nobody has the right to say let the past bury the past. Unless we look at the past in the eye, we will continually be tormented by the past. This is the time for us to break from authoritarianism. It is by taking this first step that Taiwan’s democracy can truly be consolidated.”    [FULL  STORY]

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