Taiwan’s legal system

Taiwan’s legal system is based on the civil law system. This system is based on a comprehensive set of written laws that are intended to provide a uniform system of justice throughout the country. The main sources of law in Taiwan are the Constitution, the Civil Code, the Code of Civil Procedure, the Criminal Code, and the Code of Criminal Procedure.

The Constitution is the highest source of law in Taiwan and includes a set of fundamental rights and freedoms that all citizens are entitled to enjoy. The Civil Code governs all aspects of civil law, including contracts, property, and torts. The Code of Civil Procedure outlines the procedures for filing and resolving civil disputes in the courts. The Criminal Code sets out the definitions of criminal offenses and the punishments for those offenses, while the Code of Criminal Procedure outlines the procedures for filing and resolving criminal disputes.

The judicial system in Taiwan is divided into three levels: the Supreme Court, the High Courts, and the District Courts. The Supreme Court is the highest court in the country and is responsible for interpreting the laws of Taiwan and making rulings in cases involving constitutional issues. The High Courts are responsible for appeals from the District Courts and rulings in cases involving complex legal issues. The District Courts are responsible for hearing criminal and civil cases and making rulings.