Transitional Justice

  • 12 July, 2019
  • Natalie Tso

More than 3,000 people who were wrongly executed or convicted of a crime during the White Terror period in Taiwan have been exonerated. Lawmakers have also passed a new law that declassifies sensitive files. This could shed further light on some of the darkest moments in Taiwan’s history. 

 

 

In this week’s Taiwan Insider, Natalie Tso and Andrew Ryan put a name and a face on this story, introducing the mysterious death of a promising young professor, Dr. Chen Wen-chen. They also speak with a criminal justice expert, Seton Hall Law Professor Maggie Lewis, about why transitional justice is so important for Taiwan. 

 

Plus:

*the newest member of the Taipei Zoo family  

*a Taiwan news cliche bingo chart lights up the internet

*and a surprising place where kids can find animals