Ministry of Justice (Taiwan)

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Ministry of Justice
法務部
Fǎwùbù
ROC Ministry of Justice Emblem.svg
Logo
ROC Ministry of Justice 20160816.jpg
Agency overview
Formed 1912[1]
Preceding agency
  • Ministry of Judicial administration
Jurisdiction Taiwan
Headquarters Taipei
Ministers responsible
Parent agency Executive Yuan
Child agency
Website www.moj.gov.tw

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of China (MOJ; Chinese: 中華民國法務部; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Fǎwùbù) is a ministerial level governmental body of the Republic of China responsible for carrying out various judicial functions in Taiwan.

History[edit]

Former Ministry of Judicial Administration of the Republic of China in Nanjing.

The Ministry of Justice was established in 1912 upon the establishment of the Republic of China. After the Chinese reunification in 1928, the Judicial Yuan was inaugurated and the ministry was renamed the Ministry of Judicial Administration and being placed under the yuan. In 1943, the ministry was shifted from Judicial Yuan to Executive Yuan. On 1 July 1980, the ministry was renamed again as Ministry of Justice.[1]

Organizational structure[edit]

The Ministry of Justice has the following branches:

Departments[edit]

  • Legal System
  • Legal Affairs
  • Prosecutorial Affairs
  • International and Cross-Strait Legal Affairs
  • Prevention, Rehabilitation and Protection
  • Government Employee Ethics[3]

Affiliated Organizations[edit]

  • Administrative Enforcement Agencies
  • Prosecutors Offices
  • Agency of Corrections[4]
  • Agency Against Corruption and Government Ethics Units
  • Investigative Organizations[5]

Business Affairs[edit]

  • Legal Affairs
  • Procuratorial Administration
  • Correctional Operations
  • Judicial Protection
  • Operations on Government Employee Ethics
  • Information Management
  • Investigation Work
  • Cultivation of Personnel[6]

List of Ministers[edit]

Chiu Tai-san, the incumbent ROC Minister of Justice

Political Party:   Kuomintang   Democratic Progressive Party   Non-partisan/ unknown

Name Term of Office Days Party Premier
Minister of Judicial Administration
9 Wang Daoyuan (汪道淵) 10 June 1976 30 May 1978 719 Kuomintang Chiang Ching-kuo
Minister of Justice (since 1 July 1980)
10 Li Yuan-tsu (李元簇) 30 May 1978 1 June 1984 2194 Kuomintang Sun Yun-suan
Yu Kuo-hua
11 Shih Chi-yang (施啟揚) 1 June 1984 23 July 1988 1513 Kuomintang Yu Kuo-hua
12 Hsiao Teng-tzang (蕭天讚) 23 July 1988 7 October 1989 441 Kuomintang Yu Kuo-hua
Lee Huan
Lu Yu-wen (呂有文) 7 October 1989 27 November 1989 51 Kuomintang Lee Huan
13 Lu Yu-wen (呂有文) 27 November 1989 27 February 1993 1188 Kuomintang Lee Huan
Hau Pei-tsun
Lien Chan
14 Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) 27 February 1993 10 June 1996 1199 Kuomintang Lien Chan
15 Liao Cheng-hao (廖正豪) 10 June 1996 14 July 1998 764 Kuomintang Lien Chan
Vincent Siew
16 Cheng Chung-mo (城仲模) 14 July 1998 1 February 1999 202 Kuomintang Vincent Siew
17 Yeh Chin-fong (葉金鳳) 1 February 1999 20 May 2000 474 Kuomintang Vincent Siew
18 Chen Ding-nan (陳定南) 20 May 2000 1 February 2005 1718 Democratic Progressive Party Tang Fei
Chang Chun-hsiung I
Yu Shyi-kun
19 Shih Mau-lin (施茂林) 1 February 2005 20 May 2008 1204 Independent Frank Hsieh
Su Tseng-chang
Chang Chun-hsiung II
20 Wang Ching-feng (王清峰) 20 May 2008 12 March 2010 661 Independent Liu Chao-shiuan
Wu Den-yih
Huang Shih-ming (黃世銘) 12 March 2010 22 March 2010 10 Wu Den-yih
21 Tseng Yung-fu (曾勇夫) 22 March 2010 6 September 2013 1264 Wu Den-yih
Sean Chen
Jiang Yi-huah
Chen Ming-tang (陳明堂) 6 September 2013 30 September 2013 24 Jiang Yi-huah
22 Luo Ying-shay (羅瑩雪) 30 September 2013 20 May 2016 963 Kuomintang Jiang Yi-huah
Mao Chi-kuo
Chang San-cheng
23 Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) 20 May 2016 Incumbent 278 Democratic Progressive Party Lin Chuan

Transportation[edit]

The MOJ building is accessible by walking distance North of Xiaonanmen Station of the Taipei Metro on the Green Line.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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