1. Chief Justice
This Court has a Chief Justice of the rank of special appointment, who is in charge of all of the Court’s administrative affairs and serves as a Justice himself or herself.
(1) Disciplinary Judicial Panels
a. Panels are established to adjudicate the cases of disciplining civil servants.
b. The first-instance adjudication is handled by a panel of three Justices, and the senior Justice presides over the trial and deliberation. Currently there are three such three-member judicial panels.
c. The appeals are adjudicated by a panel of five Justices. The Chief Justice presides over the trial and deliberation.
(2) Disciplinary Chambers of the Judiciary
a. Panels are established to adjudicate the cases arising under Article 47, Section 1 and Article 89, Section 8 of the Judges Act.
b. The first-instance adjudication is handled by a panel of three judges, one of which is a Justice of the Disciplinary Court and presides over the trial and deliberation. However, the first-instance adjudication of cases disciplining judges is handled by a panel of five members. The five members include a Justice of the Disciplinary Court, two judges from other courts, and two Expert Lay Judges (ts’an shen yuan) who are not judges but appointed to participate in the trial and deliberation of the cases disciplining judges.
c. The appeals are adjudicated by a panel of five members. The Chief Justice of the Disciplinary Court presides over the trial and deliberation. The other four members of the panel include: two Justices of the Supreme Court, one Justice of the Supreme Administrative Court, and a Justice of the Disciplinary Court.
(3) The Council of Justices and the Council of the Justices of the Disciplinary Chambers of the Judiciary
The Council of Justices, chaired by the Chief Justice, is attended by all current justices of this Court, whereas the Council of the Justices of the Disciplinary Chambers of the Judiciary, albeit also chaired by the Chief Justice is attended by all Justices of the Disciplinary Chambers of the Judiciary. The Council of Justices and the Council of the Justices of the Disciplinary Chambers of the Judiciary decide on the annual assignment of judicial affairs, the order in which justices undertake the work when a justice is on leave, and the assignment of justices to particular panels or chambers, and advises the Chief Justice on the evaluation of justices, the disciplinary matters against justices, and other things that may significantly affect justices.
(1) Committee for the Self-Discipline of Justices
Pursuant to the Court Regulations for the Self-Discipline of Judges and Justices at All Levels, this Court has a Committee for the Self-Discipline of Justices, dealing with matters relating to the self-discipline of the justices of this Court in order to preserve the integrity, professional ethics, and reputation of justices.
(2) Duty Assessment Committee
Pursuant to Article 8 of the Regulations Governing the Duty Assessment of Judges, the court has a Duty Assessment Committee which is responsible for a justice’s duty assessment by examining the actual facts based on the principle of fairness and justice.
(3) Committee for State Compensation Cases
In order to handle state compensation cases initiated by individuals against this Court in accordance with the State Compensation Law, Disciplinary Court Regulations on the Handling of State Compensation Cases prescribes a five-member Committee for State Compensation Cases, dealing with the investigation, negotiation, litigation, and claims of state compensation cases.
Administrative matters of this Court are dealt with by Clerical Bureau, Personnel Office, Accounting Office, Statistics Office, Government Ethics Office, and Information Technology Office respectively under the supervision of the Chief Justice. The Chief Clerk, the head of the Clerical Bureau, is responsible for conducting administrative affairs on the orders of the Chief Justice, as well as overseeing all work within the Clerical Bureau. The Clerical Bureau consists of subordinate Sections, such as Clerk’s Section, Document Section (also handling the affairs of Data Section), Research and Evaluation Section (also handling the affairs of Litigation Counseling Section), and General Affairs Section. Each Section is led by a director. Also working in the Clerical Bureau are bailiffs and judicial assistants.
- Release Date:2023-05-15