Judicial Yuan starts seminars for citizen judges

17 September, 2020

Courtesy of ICRT


The Judicial Yuan has started seminars in preparation for a new jury system that involves ordinary citizens.


It comes after the Legislative Yuan passed the Citizen Judges Act in July to allow citizens to take part in judicial proceedings via a “joint trial, joint verdict” mechanism.


Judicial Yuan Secretary General Lin Hui-huang says for the mechanism to work, it is important that judges, prosecutors and lawyers understand this major change and prepare well for it.

Lin says the Yuan has planned a series of seminars and “seed teacher” workshops in the north, centre and south.


The new system will take effect on 1 January 2023.

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