Nov 16, 2017 Business & Finance Comments Off on Cabinet passes international judicial reciprocation bill
The Cabinet on Thursday passed a bill on international judicial reciprocation to help Taiwan play a greater role in tackling transnational crime. The bill makes it possible for other countries to seek Taiwan's help in bringing criminals to justice and for Taiwan to do likewise. This includes extradition requests for individuals accused of committing crimes in other territories or against people in other territories.
Premier William Lai said the incidence of transnational crime has increased in recent years. This includes crimes including drug smuggling and money laundering. Lai said people engaged in such crimes often exploit discrepancies in legal codes across borders to evade justice.
Cabinet spokesperson Chang Hsiu-chen conveyed the premier's hope that the bill would help close these kinds of legal loopholes.
"The Ministry of Justice's draft bill on international judicial reciprocation means that there can be clear and specific legal grounds when other countries seek assistance from us in criminal cases and when we seek similar assistance from other countries. This will be helpful for the formation of an environment conducive to judicial cooperation," said Chang.
Source: Radio Taiwan International
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