7 Reform of prosecutory function

Responding to the acquittal case of a former director-general of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, etc. a “Conference on Ideal Prosecution” was established under the Minister of Justice to reform prosecutory function and recover the people’s trust, and recommendations from the said Conference were then compiled in March 2011. The Minister of Justice directed the Prosecutor General to examine and implement reform measures in April the same year. In addition, the Supreme Public Prosecutors Office disclosed to the public the results of reviewing the said acquittal case, etc. in December 2010. Public Prosecutors Offices are making progress on its reform. Furthermore, the Minister of Justice responded to the said recommendations by requesting the Legislative Council for advice on an ideal new criminal justice system in May 2011 and deliberations were commenced by the Legislative Council.