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Seminar on constitutionalism and judicial reform in Taiwan

  • Wilf Hall 139 MacDougal Street, Room #512 NY, NY, 10012 (map)

Seminar on constitutionalism and judicial reform in Taiwan

Friday, November 1, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wilf Hall, 139 MacDougal Street
5th Floor Conference Room (#512)
NY, NY, 10012



About the Event

Chief Justice Hsu Tzong-Li of Taiwan’s Constitutional Court will discuss Taiwan’s judicial reform agenda and key cases. Dr. Hsu has been president of the Judicial Yuan and chief justice of the Constitutional Court since 2016. For many foreigners, the best-known ruling of his term came in 2017, when the court held that the constitution of Taiwan requires legalization of same-sex marriage. The court gave the legislature two years to enact a same-sex marriage law, and it complied in May, making Taiwan the only Asian jurisdiction to legally recognize same-sex marriage. Before beginning his four-year term as chief justice, Dr. Hsu served an eight-year term as an ordinary justice on the Constitutional Court. He previously was a professor of law (1992-2003, 2013-2016) and dean of the college of law (2002-2003) at National Taiwan University. He has served as a commissioner of the Fair Trade Commission (1995-1998), and was president of the Taiwan Law Society (2002-2003). He holds a PhD in law from the University of Göttingen in Germany and an LL.M. from National Taiwan University. He has written about law and government power, and constitutionalism and rule of law, and the law governing cross-straits relations.

A buffet lunch will be provided.  

Reading materials will be sent to those who RSVP.