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Caldwell, Ernest (2018) 'Transitional Justice Legislation in Taiwan Before and During the Tsai Administration.' Washington International Law Journal, 27 (2). pp. 449-484.

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The Republic of China on Taiwan (“Taiwan”) successfully and peacefully transitioned from authoritarian, one-party rule into a constitutional democracy in the early 1990s. However, due to the island’s complex international status and fraught relationship with China, as well as a rather conservative government approach to postauthoritarian discourse on past human rights violations, there has been relatively little scholarly interest in Anglophone academia on Taiwanese transitional justice issues. This Article seeks to deepen our understanding of East Asian transitional justice by examining the influence of post-democratization local conditions on the scope and language of transitional justice legislation during two phases of Taiwan’s legislative history. The first period runs from the initial steps towards democratization in 1987 until 2016. During this time the Chinese Nationalist Party, which governed the former authoritarian regime, continued to dominate the Taiwanese government, and, in particular, retained its majority in the Legislative Yuan. The second period runs from January 2016 to the present. During this second period, the Democratic Progressive Party managed to secure both the presidency and a legislative majority

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law > Centre of East Asian Law (CEAL)
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law > Centre for Human Rights Law (CHRL)
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Centre of Taiwan Studies
Regional Centres and Institutes > SOAS China Institute
School Research Centres > Centre for Asian Legal Studies
ISSN: 23770872
Copyright Statement: © 2018 Washington International Law Journal Association. This is the accepted version of an article published in the Washington International Law Journal:
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2017 10:18

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