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Penalties show urgent reasons to update law

By Wu Ching-chin 吳景欽

Taiwan is not a signatory to the Rome Statute. Nevertheless, it cannot ignore the international trend toward human rights. Lawmakers should codify the precepts of the statute into municipal law and judges should implement its spirit, to manifest the universal value of human rights.

Wu Ching-chin is an associate professor and chair of Aletheia University’s law department.

Translated by Paul Cooper

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