Not sure if all you busy folks have been following events in Taiwan and their military justice system.

UPI today has this summary of events:

Taiwanese government has amended a military justice law, stripping the military of the right to prosecute its own personnel during peacetime.  As a result of the change, 254 military prisoners were transferred Thursday from Tainan Military Prison — the military’s only prison — to civilian prisons.

A copy of the law (in translation) is CBDR, it will be interesting to see if it is complete loss of jurisdiction or retains jurisdiction for purely military offenses.

3 Responses to “Not far enough?”

  1. rob klant says:

    I can’t help but wonder if there isn’t some global influence driving this, notwithstanding specific national events or conditions.
    An emerging consensus of what constitutes “justice” which is antithetical to the values of any classical military justice system?

  2. dude says:

    rob klant, 
    Thank you for sharing that article.  Very interesting.

  3. Cap'n Crunch says:

    I thought the most interesting portions were the following:  “The inmates to be transferred Thursday include three two-star generals, two one-star generals and Navy Cap. Kuo Li-heng, who was put behind bars for his role in brokering kickbacks in a high-profile Lafayette frigate deal in the 1990s, the official said.”
    What was even more surprising was that this, like the sexual assault scandals in the U.S. military… was borne as a consequence of an incident — in this, apparently, the suspicious death of a corporal in military confinement, for what was apparently a very minor offense (he had a camera phone), and the imposition of what appears to be a hazing type environment (physical activities without water, etc).