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Taiwan judiciary crashes

Formosa TV news, 1-19-2021 3:00pm: Taiwan's biggest  judicial rotten scandal of the century, it's an international joke !  Apple Daily, editorial, 1-19-2021:
Rotten & stinky judiciary shakes the nation-
to-its-core. 
China Times, editorial, 1-19-2021: Taiwan judiciary crashes.  Liberty Times, 1-21-2021: Taiwan's legal machine was already a chunk of meat for "interest group"'s exclusive domain, even Control Yuan took the role of "body guard "  Apple Daily, 1-19-2021: Too many law officials involved to be punished severely ― grand justice,
chief prosecutors, president and chief judges of the Court of Final Appeal, Member of the Control Yuan,...  in total 200+, 40 punished - how big is the iceberg undersea ?? The gov. dares to investigate the top level ?

 

USA Country Reports on Human Rights practices,  2021-3-30: the authorities generally respected judicial independence and impartiality. Some political commentators and academics, however, publicly questioned the impartiality of judges and prosecutors involved in high profile, politically sensitive cases The Apple Daily,  Nov. 2, 2020, editorial :  (tw.appledaily.com/headline/20201101/NI6TYHSBLVADXO37NO3KMBAS2E/)  Taiwan's judicial system keeps treating the power and the rich with different standard, which crashes the public's trust on Taiwan's judiciary. (頻頻打擊司法公信力的「權貴減罪公式」一再上演)  USA Country Reports on Human Rights practices,  3-11-2020:  Some political commentators and academics,  publicly questioned the impartiality of judges and prosecutors involved in high profile, politically sensitive cases. Judicial reform advocates pressed for greater public accountability, reforms of the personnel system, and other procedural improvements US Country Reports on Human Rights Practices released at 3-13-2019 and  4-20-2018 both pointed out that justice ministry was insufficiently independent and conducted politically motivated investigations of politicians.  The Apple Daily,  5-8-2020:  The practice and process of Taiwan's judicial reform is at least 10-20 years behind Japan's or Korea's (林裕順/警察大學刑事系教授) .  The Apple Daily,  Dec. 7, 2020, (https://tw.appledaily.com/forum/20201207/XDWVJS4BOBGYFHBWI23KR77OEI/ 林孟皇): Taiwan's judges and prosecutors' always "very low"  misdeeds in the past (素行不良的行徑) are hard to find similar case in advanced legal countries; furthermore, recently some famous attorneys also violated work ethics, the overall performance by law people certainly fails to win public trust.  Liberty Times 4-30-2020: The crux of Taiwan legal system's problem is its party-state system.  Judicial reform just failed because the judicial govt. rejected jury system and dual system.  The Apple Daily,  5-10-2020, editorial :  Some survey shows near 80% Taiwanese do not trust justice, even Judicial Yuan's survey showed 60+ % Taiwanese do not trust the judges.   The Apple Daily,  9-13-2020, editorial, opinion : The dark networks those wealthy businessmen created can make the administration, the parliament, the Control Yuan and the judicial system to take care of the 'missions' they gave, e.g., the over-the-counter (OTC) stock and Interest Arbitrage Transaction are good tools to control the officials.  Taiwan's judicial reform has not achieved the goal. https://tw.appledaily.com/headline/20200912/XRWWTEZPLBGARBFFHQVXMYCH2Q/'; https://tw.appledaily.com/forum/20200912/NAQP67HBRRAP5LZ3ZW4AFWTAEQ/  Taiwan judicial reform has not reached planned performance; Taiwanese are not willing to wait any longer for a trusty justice.   United Daily 8-20-2020, editorial: The Grand Justice of Taiwan has made itself to be the ruling party's "affiliate organization".  https://udn.com/news/story/7338/4818831?from=udn-catehotnews_ch2   

 

    Taiwan "judicial Independence" was ranked No. 13 among Asia & Pacific countries

  WEF (World Economic Forum)  Judicial independence 2019 rankings ,  The Global Competitiveness Report
Asian country rankings No.1 New Zealand  89.2(score)  2(world rank),  No.2 Japan  86.5  5,  No.3  Hong Kong  84.1  8, No.4  Australia  82.9  10,  No.5  Singapore  77.4  14,  No.6  Saudi Arabia  77.1  16,
No. 7  UAE  75.4  20,  No.8  Qatar  73.3  23,  No.9   US  70.4  25,  No.10  Jordan  69,  No. 11  Malaysia  68.7,  No. 12 Kuwait  59.5 , No.13  Taiwan 59.4 ,  No. 14 China 58.2
link www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_TheGlobalCompetitivenessReport2019.pdf
ps WEF Judicial independence 2017/2018 rankings : China's rank was better than Taiwan's, both are at about same level

 

The United Daily, 10-31-2020, https://udn.com/news/story/7321/4977543 
      Taiwan's judiciary spends lots of money on advertising themselves, but, the truth us Taiwan's justice always made a detour whenever encountering the power and the rich people. (司法砸錢宣傳 遇權貴卻轉彎)   The Supreme Court (最高法院大法庭) has many cases to solve, but no one wants to touch sensitive issues.

●  The United Daily, 7-14-2020,  udn.com/news/story/7339/4699302
    
Taiwan's president has never talked about a
nti-corruption, in recent years, the prosecutors and investigation gov. have not solved any big corruption cases, unlike lots of crack-downs in old days, instead, they focus on New National Security cases.  No wonder Taiwan president insists abolishing Special Investigation Division (SPD) .

●  The Liberty Times,  7-1-2020  ( Avoid judicial monsters )  :  The main reason that the public do not trust the justice is lacking of external supervision (外部監督力量) and hence quite many controversial legal judgments were out therehttps://news.ltn.com.tw/news/society/paper/1383385

  The China Times, 5-27-2020 : The public trust on Taiwan's prosecutors was suffered severe injuries from the Minister's "guides" and "leads"  (部長下指導棋重傷檢察公信力)   
       https://www.chinatimes.com/newspapers/20200527000524-260118

●  The United Daily, 5-16-2020, https://udn.com/news/story/121092/4567513   (從人權到新威權 變調的司法正義)
       The ruling party DPP has been more "authoritarian" than the way "authoritarian" government in old days was, no wonder the first thing the public have not satisfied with is the judicial reform.  Many question the judicial system was reduced to be the government's tool to strengthen monitoring the public, and many worries, their political opponents   (過去四年許多作為卻比過去威權更威權,立法、執法上不斷加強對人民的監控司法不斷被質疑淪為掌權者工具 司法改革卻是人民最不滿意的重中之重 )

●  The Liberty Times,  7-1-2020 劍青檢改:Taiwan's Control Yuan was reduced to political "hit-man".  https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/society/paper/1383386

●  The United Daily, 5-20-2019    How long can Taiwan judiciary stand being lynched and tortured ? ( 司法還能忍受多久的凌遲?)
       The Control Yuan (監察院) and the Prime Ministry (行政院) repeatedly have taken judiciary as sacrifice-offering  (司法當祭品)

   case study - legal ? political??

 

The United Daily,  2-26-2019:  National Chung Cheng university's survey shows that Judicial reform failed to satisfy more than 80% Taiwanese , the public trust on Taiwan judiciary is down to about 20%.   The United Daily, Focus, 11-30-2019:  The prosecutors  and Taiwan's 'FBI' were questioned a lot for years for their political investigations and conducts ...in recent years, the judiciary giving services to DPP (the gov.)almost became a routine... The United Daily, editorial 9-28-2019: The government uses prosecutors & investigation office, or minister/admin officers, legislators to shield its grafts or malfeasances, to help the crooked wind of corruption and harm social justice (udn.com/news/story/11321/4071079) The Liberty Times, head-page, The China Times, head-page, 12-8-2018:   Taiwan P.M. (賴清德):  Taiwan has not made significant progress on judicial reform, which is roiling with public discontent...  UDN 2-13-2018: the progress report of judicial reform by Taiwan's Minister of Judiciary and secretary of Ministry of Justice  Public trust in judges is always low, the protection mechanism of lawsuit right is still not good enough.  The United Daily,  2-27-2018: Taipei mayor Ko said that Taiwan's jail and prison are good only for those have no connections at all.  The United Daily,  10-23-2018:  The independence of prosecutors has still been questioned ...  Apple Daily, opinion, 3-14-2018 : Survey <2017台灣社會信任調查> shows that Taiwan judicial official's / law enforcement officer's public trust is the second last.   FTV, 7-26-2018: Public trust in judges is less than 16%, according to a survey in last year.    cartoons of justice

 


Horrible Judicial system in Taiwan !
 

 

 

  Public trust on Taiwan's judges is about the lowest, compared with OECD member countries
 

The Liberty Times, 2-23-2019 : National Chung-Cheng University survey shows about 80% Taiwanese people do not trust judges, only 32% are satisfied with Taiwanese prosecutors. (https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/focus/paper/1269488) The percentage is about as low as that of Korea
 
the worst judicial system country in OECD ( Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ) in 2019.
 Korea Times, 7-2-2020 (www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/opinion/2020/07/162_292043.html): OECD surveyed 37 member countries by asking how many of every
 1,000 people trust their own court systems. The result shows Korea had the lowest numbers of all countries surveyed. 
Various surveys in Korea also show that two out of three Koreans do not trust the courts.
  Taiwan Judicial Reform Committee (司改會) survey 7-18-2020:  64% Taiwanese people do not trust judges.  (https://www.storm.mg/article/2861744)   

  National Chung-Cheng University survey 3-4-2020 shows only  36.4% Taiwanese people trust judges (deptcrc.ccu.edu.tw/index.php?option=module&lang=cht&task=pageinfo&id=132&index=1 )
 

 

 

 

 

Index of judiciary

Asian countries

2020 Economic Freedom Index Judicial Effectiveness, Asian countries scores: Singapore 92.9,  Australia 86.1,  UAE 84.6,  New Zealand 79.1,   Hong Kong 76.8,   China 76.3,    Malaysia 74.6,   Saudi Arabia  72.3 ,    Japan 71.4  ,  Taiwan  70.1,    China's rank was better than Taiwan's
Rule of Law Index 2020

 

No. 7  New Zealand,  No. 11  Australia,  No. 12 Singapore,  15. Japan,  16. Gong Kong,  17. R.Korea,   21. USA,  47. Malaysia,   59.  Indonesia,   69. India
worldjusticeproject.org/sites/default/files/documents/WJP-ROLI-2020-Online_0.pdf

 

 

 

For a long time, judicial system (prosecutors, judges) was one of "corrupt"/"extremely corrupt" institutions in Taiwan ―― commentators questioned the impartiality (e.g., Non-external intervention of the judiciary, fair trials) of Taiwan's prosecutors and judges,  National Chung Cheng university's survey  (head-page of the Liberty Times, 2-23-2016) found: nearly 80% Taiwanese don't believe the impartiality of Taiwan's prosecutors, and public trust on Taiwan judiciary system keeps falling down in the past 8 years.    Besides, Taiwan already turned to a "privacy hell" because prosecutors (and police) ignore Taiwanese human rights and Taiwan Constitution to access Taiwanese people communication records......?! (see below)     Local media Apple Daily, Liberty Times etc (11-30-2016), United Daily (2-27-2018): Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen pronounced a death penalty on Taiwan's Justice system, Tsai also criticized (5-20-2016) that Taiwanese people don't trust the justice.   The deputy dean of Law School, National Cheng-Chi University, comments 5-2015) that  the standard of judgments on the same matters varies from person to person all the time is the reason why Taiwanese people do not trust Taiwan's judiciary.  
         case studies - legal ? political??      a probable political influence legal case       Taiwan fraud

★  The United Daily,  3-4-2019 :  senior (10+ yrs experiences) prosecutors applying for judge position or transferring to be attorney became a "routine" in that heavy work-load, the sense of accomplishment is out of proportion to their income, increasing expectations on judicial quality from general public, enhancing civic awareness of free expression ... (brief)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Liberty Times  (<自由時報>頭版) headlines、3-16-2019: Prime Minister is not satisfied with judicial reform 
 
ps: The out-of-date judges (and prosecutors) should be out, Gov. is too slow to have this done !

 

 

★  USA Country Reports on Human Rights practices,   4-20-2018::the justice ministry was insufficiently independent and conducted politically motivated investigations of politicians.

★  The United Daily,  2-27-2018   ( Opinion  聯合筆記 ): Taipei mayor Ko said that Taiwan's jail and prison are good only for those have no connections. ("監獄是關沒有辦法的人")

★  The United Daily,  10-23-2018  The independence of Taiwanese prosecutor's handling legal cases has still been questioned from time to time... The determination and actions of high ranking judicial officials to defend judicial independence are still needed to be examined.     / 聯合筆記  蕭白雪

★  The United Daily,  10-31-2018 :  The Judicial Dept. (法務部) took the lead to violate the laws, the prosecutor obviously did not follow "the investigation is strictly confidential" ("偵查不公開")  (黑白集 社評)

     

★  Apple Daily, 5-12-2018, Focus comments  (https://tw.appledaily.com/forum/daily/20180512/38011358 林達)
    
 Terminate Taiwan's image, a "corruption is innocent" empire -  Taiwan High Court judged a case (asking 200 million dollars and raked off 40 million for herself) not guilty, Taiwan's related law has numerous loopholes, Taiwan needs a Gratuity Law as the US  18 U.S.C. & 201(c) as soon as possible.

★  Apple Daily, 5-15-2018, Focus comments

        Consideration relationship (“quid pro quo", 對價關係, " something for something.") is the exit door for suspect crimes committing corruption to escape.

★  The China Times, 5-20-2018, 5-19-2018

       67.6% Taiwanese are not satisfied with Taiwan's judicial reform, 15.3% satisfied... ;  Only judiciary being impartial to either side can win public trust.   The reform process was slow, politics interrupted judiciary...   

 

★  The China Times, 3-14-2018, head-page headline news

       Taiwan's justice (high court) judged the accused of 318-Sun-Flower-event  (20+ persons intruded and occupied Legislation Yuan building, which is similar to the US Capitol Building) not guilty of crime, because those "violence" is  freedom of expression, and the evidences prosecutors provided are not good enough.

 

 

  

 

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  USA Country Reports on Human Rights practices, March 3, 2017

       Some legal scholars and politicians said the justice ministry was insufficiently independent and conducted politically motivated investigations of politicians.   A survey conducted by the Crime Research Center of National Chung Cheng University found that 76 percent of respondents were dissatisfied with authorities’ anticorruption efforts.

★  The United Daily,  09-27-2017   Opinion

        Taiwan's legislator politician (陳明文) involving a serious corruption case can predict the court judgment - "no guilty", which is serious injustice, and perhaps politics controlling judicial systems (政治染指司法之黑幕).  

 

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 pic. below: Formosa TV news, 1-19-2021 3:00pm: Taiwan's biggest  judicial scandal of the century, it's an international joke !

Taiwan judiciary crashes  

Apple Daily, editorial, 1-19-2021:
Rotten & stinky judiciary s
hakes the nation to its core. Today is the darkest day in Taiwan judiciary, so-called judicial reform and jury system etc are nothing but slogans and lies.  Real horrible darkness is ahead if not to investigate the very-top-position officials.


China Times, editorial, 1-19-2021: Taiwan judiciary crashes.  law officials fawn on the richness, and yield to the power.

 

 

Apple Daily, 1-21-2021: Taiwan government dares to investigate high-position judicial officials' connections and property from unidentified sources (dummy accounts) ?? tw.appledaily.com/daily/20210121/ASVXWX4ASZCQ3PEWMSQKZ7CDS4/

 

 

Liberty Times, 1-21-2021: Taiwan's legal machine was already a chunk of meat for "interest group"'s exclusive domain, even Control Yuan took the role of "body guard "
金筊m  https://talk.ltn.com.tw/article/paper/1426899

 

 

Apple Daily, 1-21-2021: "How big is the iceberg under the sea ?"  200 involve, 40 punished only  tw.appledaily.com/forum/20210121/LETBH6VACRHTPJAOVH6DL2LATY/

Apple Daily, 1-19-2021: Too many law officials involved to be punished severely 40 former and current top officials in total engaged the case include grand justice,  president and chief judges of the Court of Final Appeal , chief prosecutors, Member of the Control Yuan, etc

SETN news, 1-19-2021 (3:40pm) : more than 100 law-enforcement officials (judiciary, prosecutor, police, investigation) were engaged, including president of Supreme Admin. Court, chief judges of Supreme Court, chief prosecutors, etc.

 

■ United Daily, editorial, 1-21-2021:  Who believes the Supreme Court is not giving problematic directions to entire legal system, in order to commit himself to pledging loyalty to the politicians in power  https://udn.com/news/story/7338/5190996

https://www.chinatimes.com/opinion/20210118004848-262103?chdtv    https://tw.appledaily.com/headline/20210119/JTHJCNBJNJG2NC3FM3L4ITBNDQ/    https://tw.appledaily.com/forum/20210119/4LULE24OC5GO7NX7OUI52R7LE4/ ( root it out !)   https://talk.ltn.com.tw/article/paper/1426700 (The root of legal system is rotten )
tw.appledaily.com/forum/20210120/SRI46KOPCRHETKV5XYOXOO7DIE/   https://www.chinatimes.com/opinion/20210119005784-262110?chdtv

 

  USA Country Reports on Human Rights practices, April  13, 2016

Taiwan's judicial system suffered from some corruption.  Although authorities made efforts to eliminate corruption and diminish political influence in the judiciary, some residual problems remained.  Some political commentators and academics also publicly questioned the impartiality of judges and prosecutors involved in high-profile and politically sensitive cases...Women’s groups reported that judicial authorities were sometimes dismissive of sexual harassment complaints.

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★  The United Daily,  06-18-2016   Head page news

        Taiwan's prosecutors usually follow their commanding officer's order to access legal cases ... " He is bigger than I am, what can I say??"

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★  China Post, Dec. 5, 2016;  Apple Daily, The Liberty Times, Nov. 30, 2016

     The Judges Association of Republic of China expressed Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen pronounced a death penalty on Taiwan's justice system, in that Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen declared at a preparatory meeting for her National Affairs Conference on Judicial Reform that no such injustice (One popular satiric quip about dispensing justice in Taiwan: The rich get off scot-free, the poor get the death sentence (有錢判生,無錢判死). It's a succinct way to say that the rich defendant in court is always acquitted, while the poor man or woman who is indicted is sentenced to death.  ) should be repeated, and blasted (5-20-2016) Taiwan justice earning no Taiwanese people trust.  

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