Criminal Justice and Taiwan’s Constitutional Court: Comparative Perspectives

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This event was moderated by Professor Jerome Cohen and Professor Frank Upham, from New York University School of Law.
Taiwan’s spectacular political transformation into a thriving democracy has been accompanied by equal reforms in criminal justice. This includes the emergence of the Council of Grand Justices, Taiwan’s Constitutional Court, which invalidates legislation and administrative law found inconsistent with fundamental legal norms. For a system rooted in Chinese political-legal culture to empower an independent judiciary to make such controversial rulings of profound political significance is nothing short of remarkable. The Court’s rulings discussed at this conference are important not only to Taiwan’s 23 million residents, but also for mainland China as it struggles to address these same issues and more.

Friday April 1, 2.00~4.00pm
Governmental Privilege and Criminal Trial: Experience and Practice from Taiwan

Presenter: Kai-Ping Su (College of Law, National Taiwan University)
With comments from:
Times Wang (NYU School of Law)
Professor Jaw-Perng Wang (College of Law, National Taiwan University)
Professor Stephen Schulhofer (NYU School of Law)

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