Awhile back (may have been a year ago now) I mentioned that the Judicial Yuan was pondering the idea of introducing American style civil discovery processes into Taiwan’s civil procedure. I heard the other day from one of the folks over there that that plan has been shelved. “It is not time” being the conclusion of the committee.
So put your form interrogatories and request for documents away—you won’t be needing them anytime soon.
On a broader note I was amused to see that the nitwits over at the Judicial Yuan are well on their way to fouling up civil procedure just like they did criminal procedure. They have this very “sick” obsession with American legal processes that compels them to randomly pick up things from American law and drop them down in Taiwans pseudo-German system.
I wish we could go back to the Qing with the Imperial Legal Code—really, no fooling, it worked quite well here in Taiwan all through the 1700s. At least everyone understood that legal system.
Herr Dr. Brian
Retro-Reformer at Law