The fact that Taiwan set up an institution solely dedicated to transitional justice only thirty years after the country’s democratization has made Taiwan’s transitional justice experience unique among newly democratized states. How and when transitional justice is approached and upheld will affect a country’s stance toward its dark history and even re-make its democracy. Taiwan is currently heralding a new experience that is determining for Taiwan’s democratic future and that could serve as a valuable reference for other countries that are to go through or are in the middle of democratization.
Hung-Ling Yeh & Ching-Hsuan Su,
Never Too Late—The Work of the Transitional Justice Commission in Taiwan,
28 Wash. Int’l L.J.
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