Taiwan High Prosecutors Office

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Taiwan High Prosecutors Office
臺灣高等法院檢察署
Established 1989 (current form)
Country Taiwan (ROC)
Location Taipei, Taiwan
Authorized by Court Organization Act
Website Taiwan High Prosecutors Office [1]

The Taiwan High Prosecutors Office (THPO; Chinese: 臺灣高等法院檢察署; pinyin: Táiwān Gāoděng Fǎyuàn Jiǎnchá Shǔ) is located in Taipei, Taiwan. The territorial jurisdiction covers the jurisdictions of Taipei, Shihlin, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Keelung and Yilan District Prosecutors Offices. It has branch offices in Taipei, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Hualien and Taichung. It is one of the two high prosecutors offices in the Taiwan (ROC).

The prosecutorial system runs parallel to its court system. As such, the jurisdiction of the THPO and its branch offices covers only Taiwan and its islands. Kinmen, Wuchiu and Matsu fall under the jurisdiction of the Kinmen Branch of the Fukien High Prosecutors Office. At whatever level, the prosecutors work under the unitary command of the Prosecutor-General of the Supreme Prosecutors Office.

General[edit]

According to the Law Governing Organization of Courts, prosecutors’ offices form part of the court at the same level of trial: the Supreme Court has a prosecutors’ office with a number of prosecutors, of whom one is appointed as Prosecutor-General; each of the other High Courts or District Courts have its own prosecutors’ office with a number of prosecutors, of whom one is appointed as the chief prosecutor.[1] The Law Governing Organization of Courts and the Statute Governing Judicial Personnel Administration also state that the qualifications of prosecutors are identical to that of judges. Both of them possess the status of judicial officials. Prosecutors are appointed from those persons who have passed the Examination of Judicial Officials, complete the Training Course for Judicial Officials and possess distinguished records after a term of practice.

Territorial Jurisdiction[edit]

The Taiwan High Prosecutors Office in Taipei:

Taipei, Shihlin, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Keelung, and Yilan District Prosecutors Office

The Branches:

(1) Taichung Branch of Taiwan High Prosecutors Office

Taiwan Miaoli, Taichung, Changhua and Nantou District Prosecutors Offices

(2) Tainan Branch of Taiwan High Prosecutors Office

Taiwan Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan District Prosecutors Offices

(3) Kaohsiung Branch of Taiwan High Prosecutors Office

Taiwan Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Penghu District Prosecutors Offices

(4) Hualien Branch of Taiwan High Prosecutors Office

Taiwan Hualien, Taitung District Prosecutors Offices

Functions[edit]

1. Review of Non-prosecution Decisions

2. Trial Attendance

3. Review of Criminal Judgments

4. Enforcement of Criminal Judgments of Last Resort

5. Review of Post-Mortem Forensic Examination Cases

6. A Platform for Prosecutorial Interaction

7. Assistance in Prisoner Rehabilitation and Victim Protection Affairs

8. Public Service

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ See Shilin District Court Website, A Brief Introduction to the Prosecutorial System of the Republic of China, http://www.slc.moj.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=5954&CtNode=11186&mp=104, last visited Apr. 17, 2012.

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