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Chairmen of Council of Indigenous Peoples(CIP) and Legal Aid Foundation(LAF) go to National Dong Hwa University to explore the subscription address of Legal Service Center for Indigenous Peoples.

  • 更新時間:2016/12/20 09:16:28

The president promised to establish the Legal Service Center for Indigenous Peoples when she represented the government to apologize to the indigenous peoples on August 1, 2016. Icyang‧Parod, the chairman of CIP, Xu Chuansheng, CEO of Eastern Taiwan Joint Services Center, Executive Yuan, and the representatives of LAF and National Dong Hwa University visited National Dong Hwa University to explore the subscription address of Legal Service Center for Indigenous Peoples today (1st). The Legislator Chenying Service Center, Legislator Kolas Yotaka Service Center and Legislator Kawlo Iyun Pacidal Service Center all dispatched representatives to participate in the visit to show that all departments pay attention to the judicial rights and interests protection for the indigenous peoples.

CIP said, based on the consideration factors including accessibility of traffic, the convenience of industry-academy cooperation and integrity of site, after conversations with all parties, the library in Meilun campus of National Dong Hwa University is considered in priority as the subscription address of Legal Service Center for Indigenous Peoples from the list provided by the offices, such as Judicial Yuan, National Property Administration of Ministry of Finance, National Dong Hwa University and so on.

CIP added that the subscription address has space of 702 square meters (213 Ping), equipped with adequate space for the spatial allocation planned by LAF. It is the place which can meet the setting requirement of the center the most.

For the hardware devices and human resources required after setting the center, CIP expressed that it has done a clear division of labor with Judicial Yuan. Hardware costs including offices, indoor equipment and official vehicles and staff cost including salary of full-time lawyers will be paid by Judicial Yuan compiling budget. In addition, these matters have been listed at the beginning of November. For the costs including lawyer training, cases archive, proposal to revise laws and so on will be paid by CIP budgeting.

The CIP particularly mentioned the budget in recent three years to show that the total budget for legal aid has been 83,000,000 NTD and the number of supporting cases has reached 5,595. In the next year, it will compile another 37,000,000 NTD.

Finally, CIP said that the Legal Service Center for Indigenous Peoples will set up professional legal service system with cultural sensitivity, establish the database of juristic documents and judiciary cases about indigenous peoples, train legal talents for indigenous peoples and initiate related policies and laws as primary practices. By these core functions, the promise of president can be implemented.