Country Reports on Human Rights
practices at 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.
USA Country Reports on Human Rights practices at 3-13-2019 and 4-20-2018 both pointed out that Taiwan's justice ministry was insufficiently independent and conducted politically motivated investigations of politicians. justice cartoons
United Daily 1-8-2020, editorial: The ruling party has been good at collectively dividing the spoils ... the judicial system and investigation gov. have been obsequious and dared not to investigate the power and the richness (brief).
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 (jury system -assessor system), now the structure remains and the judges still hold the power of judgment.
CTS TV news, 7-10-2019: The Apple Daily, 5-10-2020, editorial : Some survey shows near 80% Taiwanese do not trust justice, even Judicial Yuan's survey showed 50+ % Taiwanese do not trust the judges. 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 United Daily, 5-10-2020, editorial : Grand justice of supreme court ignored Pan-Green Coalition's (黨產會，中選會、促轉會，甚至內政部和其他中央政府機關) violation of the law, such as selective enforcement 、trespassing of private goods, auditing non-governmental organization even beyond the legal empowered bottom line ...
The United Daily, 2-26-2019: