October 28, 2014
by Andrew Morgan
JURIST is seeking the opinion of experts and practitioners on the effects that "break-away" and/or autonomous regions have on international law, and the effects that international law has on the search for statehood in these regions. Potential topics could include: Accession to international ...[read more]
March 21, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Taipei District Court on Friday sentenced Taiwanese Prosecutor-general Huang Shih-ming to 14 months in prison for passing confidential information to the country's president regarding investigations into corruption charges. The investigation referred to allegations of "influence-peddling" in ...[read more]
March 20, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo pleaded guilty before the US District Court for the Southern District of New York Tuesday to taking $2.5 million in bribes from Taiwan in exchange for continued diplomatic recognition of the nation. Portillo read a statement before the court admitting ...[read more]
December 27, 2012
by Kyle Webster
On December 27, 2006, President Chen Shui-bian's son-in-law Chao Chien-min was sentenced to six years in prison for insider trading. This was one of several scandals involving Chen and his family during his two terms as president. In October 2011, Chen was sentenced to 18 years in prison for ...[read more]
August 11, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates and JURIST Guest Columnist Ira Paulo Pozon of the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines examine Philippine adherence to the One-China policy and its effect upon diplomatic relations with Taiwan through the Taiwan Economic and ...[read more]
July 31, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A Taiwanese university announced Monday that it has filed a patent suit against Apple in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University holds two different patents related to voice-to-text technology that were issued in 2007 and 2010. The ...[read more]
April 27, 2012
by Cody Harding
On April 27, 2011, former Costa Rican president Miguel Angel Rodriguez was found guilty of corruption charges and sentenced to five years in prison. While president, Rodriguez accepted more than $800,000 in bribes from global telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent in exchange for a deal with ...[read more]
February 25, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On February 25, 2010, South Korea's high court ruled that the death penalty does not violate the South Korean constitution. Capital punishment had been under an unofficial moratorium in the country since former president Kim Dae-Jung took office in 1998. Since the ruling, that suspension has ...[read more]
December 27, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On December 27, 2010, global telecommunications organizationAlcatel-Lucent agreed to paymore than $137 million to resolve investigations into its sales practices by theDepartment of Justice(DOJ) andthe Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC). The DOJ filed charges in the US District Cour... ...[read more]
November 11, 2011
by Cody Harding
On November 11, 2010, the Supreme Court of the Republic of China reduced the sentences of former president Chen Shui-bian and his wife. The two had each been sentenced to 12-year prison terms on charges for bribery, which was reduced to 11 years each. The two were indicted on suspicion of taking ...[read more]

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