A contradiction and an alliance among restorative justice theories, feminism and Confucianism: From Taiwan's experience
from the paper by Hsiao-Sen Huang:
This paper aims to discuss a theoretical contradiction and to explore a possible alliance among restorative justice theories, feminism and Confucianism, with a focus on restorative justice practice in family violence cases. In addition to drawing on literature, this paper will undertake qualitative analyses on the interviews with six facilitators in Taiwan Restorative Justice Pilot.
Taiwan hopes Japanese comics can teach prosecutors
Taiwan has asked its prosecutors to read a Japanese comic book dealing with compassion and tolerance in an effort to improve their work performance, an official said Wednesday.
The justice ministry has distributed 2,000 copies of the Japanese manga "Love" based on the true story of how a bereaved mother reconciled with a family whose sixth-grader son killed her boy.
The touching story was made into a critically acclaimed television series in Japan that was aired on the island last year.
Taiwan forum on restorative justice
According to Chen, we cannot rely on judicial reform for restorative justice. This kind of justice must originate from social movements, as modeled in South Africa when people rose up and spoke against apartheid. Churches ultimately play an important role in such movements as well.
In light of recent conflicts between the government agencies and human rights activists, as well as clashes between ethnic groups, restorative human justice in Taiwan is becoming increasingly important with each passing day, said Chen.