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Taiwan justice crashes, rotten & stinky judiciary shakes the nation to the core;  
won Taiwan in WEF 17/18 

yUSA Country Reports on Human Rights practices,  2021-3-30:  Some political commentators and academics, however, publicly questioned the impartiality of judges and prosecutors involved in high profile, politically sensitive cases.
★  The Liberty Times, 2021-6-18, editorial : Taiwan president Tsia I. W.'s optimization of government focused on judicial reform, which she stated frankly is still distant from public expectations. ( https://talk.ltn.com.tw/article/paper/1455453 蔡總統對於優化政府體制,另特別著墨在司法改革上,她坦言司改的成果,和人民的期待「還有一段距離」)


★  UDN, 2021-2-26:  The results of a  satisfaction survey conducted  by National Chung Cheng University  on public security shows  2.5% poll respondents are "very satisfied" with "judges fairly and impartially conduct trials of criminal cases"  , 24.2% are "satisfied",   41.9% are "unsatisfied", and 31.3% are "very unsatisfied".



FTV: Taiwan's bigeest judicial scandel of the century, CTN: Taiwan judiciary crashes


While typing in Taiwan's biggest rotten case   "Apple Daily, 1-19-2021:rotten & stinky judiciary shakes Taiwan to the core" and "China Times, 1-19-2021: Taiwan judiciary crashes" etc, pro. hacker's attacks came,  therefore, there's no other choices but to paste hard-copy jpg as above instead of typing in all of them.      ps: see what they did as above (upper left side)               


pic. left: Formosa TV news, 1-19-2021: "Taiwan's biggest judiciary scandal of the century", pic. right: Formosa TV news, 1-19-2021: The corruption case is an international joke !


 United Daily 2-11-2021, editorial: Taiwan grand justice was again on knees to political power / They declare guilty before trial by free evaluation of evidence through inner conviction, weaken Separation of powers and check of balance, don't dare to open a constitutional court session, therefore become "Patron saint of political power".   https://udn.com/news/story/7338/5247338

USA 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.      read doubtful legal cases in English, in Chinese justice cartoons


  World Justice Project 2020, Rule of Law Index  www.worldjusticeproject.org/rule-of-law-index/country/2020

Absence of Corruption:   No.3 Singapore,   No. 7 New Zealand,   No.8  Hong Kong,   No.13 Japan,   No. 14  Australia,   No.28 S. Korea,   No. 41 Malaysia

Criminal justice:   No. 6 Singapore,  No. 9  Japan,  No.11 Australia,   No.13 NZ,   No.14 Hong Kong,    No.18 S. Korea,   No. 38 Malaysia

Civil Justice:   No. 6 Singapore,   No.9 Japan,   No. 10 NZ,    No.11 Hong Kong,   No.13 S. Korea,   No.14 Australia,   No.35  Malaysia

Taiwan is not included

  Heritage Org.  Judicial Effectiveness,  2021 Index of Economic Freedom (heritage.org/index/  )

Singapore score 90.8,    Australia 90.0 ,   New Zealand  80.5,    Japan 75.5,   Taiwan 72.9,   China 71.5,  Malaysia 70.5

Government Integrity    NZ  95.3,   Singapore  93.2,   Australia 89.8,  Japan 82.0,  Taiwan   74.5


OECD, OECD Data, "Trust in government" indicator 2021  (Trust in government refers to the share of people who report having confidence in the national government.) , https://data.oecd.org/gga/trust-in-government.htm

New Zealand  62.9%,   Korea 44.8%,    Australia  44.6%,   Japan 42.3%  


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)
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.
 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
 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).

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.

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 justice.  

WEF: 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

★  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 (jury system -assessor system), now the structure remains and the judges still hold the power of judgment.
 CTS TV news, 7-10-2019: National Chung Cheng university's survey shows that 80.9% Taiwanese don't trust the judges, only 32.3% nationals are satisfied with prosecutors.
★  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, 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)   

  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)

  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,  06-18-2016   Head page news: Taiwan's prosecutors usually conclude legal cases at behest of their superiors ... " He is bigger than I am, what can I say??"




  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)   





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,   
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



pic: This websites group was ranked No.1 on Microsoft  Bing by "Taiwan judiciary" , 2021-6-24, 1-8-2021; No.2 at 2021-4-18




pic.: The websites-group was ranked No.1 "Taiwan judiciary" on Yahoo search engine, 2021-6-24, 2020-11-20, 2020-1-26, 20219-3-16, 2019-1-11, 2018-10-24, 2018-10-3




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pic.: No.1 "Taiwan's judiciary" on Baidu of China, 2021-5-10

pic. left: No.1 "Taiwan's judiciary" on Yandex of Russia, 2021-6-24, 2021-5-10, 2021-4-18, 2020-11-20, 2018-2-28



pic. left: No.1 "Taiwan judicial persecution" on US Google, 2021-6-24, 2021-5-10; pic. right: No.2 "Taiwan judicial system" on Baidu of China, 2021-6-24, 2021-5-10

pic. : No.1 "Taiwan judicial persecution" on US Google, 2021-6-24, 2021-5-24, 2021-4-18, 2020-11-20




pic. : No.1 "Taiwan's judiciary" on Bing, 2021-4-18, 2020-11-20, 2020-8-20


pic. : No.1 "Taiwan's judiciary" on Yahoo, 2021-6-24, 2020-11-20, 2019-3-16, 2019-1-11,  2018-1-19, No.2 at 2021-4-18,



No.1 "Taiwan's judiciary" on Bing, 2021-6-23, 2021-4-17, 2020-11-11, 2020-9-5




pic.: The websites-group was ranked No.1 "comment Taiwan judiciary" on US Google, 2020-11-25





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 pic. left: No.1 "Taiwan judicial system" on Bing, 11-20-2020; pic. right:No.1 "Taiwan judicial system" on Bing, 11-20-2020 





pic.: The websites group was ranked No.1  by "Taiwan judiciary" on Yandex of Russia,  5-8-2020, 1-26-2020





pic.: This websites group was ranked No.1 "Taiwan judiciary" on Yandex of Russia,   1-26-2020











ic.: The websites group was ranked No.1  by "Taiwan judiciary" on Baidu of China,  5-8-2020



pic.: This websites group was ranked top 2 by "Taiwan judiciary" on Baidu of China,   2-2-2020







pic.: CTS TV news, 2019-7-10:

National Chung Cheng university's survey (國立中正大學犯罪研究中心) found that 80.9% nationals do not trust the judges of Taiwan




華視新聞 7-10-2019: 大多數台灣人不滿檢察官



pic.:  CTS TV news (華視新聞) 7-10-2019 :
National Chung Cheng university's survey showed

that only 32.3% nationals were satisfied with prosecutors' investigations


 ps: National CCU (www005006.ccu.edu.tw/upload_file/bulletin/15822582689848.pdf),
2-21-2020: 36.4% Taiwanese believe judge could judge cases without bias



Horrible judicial system in Taiwan !



Index of judiciary

Asian countries

2020 Economic Freedom Index Judicial Effectiveness, Asian countries