Part 1 2022 Highlights: An Overview of Work Performance2
Part 2 R.O.C. Supervision System in Brief3
Part 3 Our Performance12
Handling Complaints and Assuring Good Governance12
Receipt of People’s Complaints12
Impeachment and Censure 17
Corrective Measures 19
Circuit Supervision 21
Human Rights Works31
Part 4 Case Summaries: Bringing our Powers to Bear50
Disciplinary Correction of Officials50
Case 1:May 2021 Forest Fire in Yushan National Park: CY Impeaches Officials Found to Have Violated Law 50
Case 2: Investigation Bureau Drug Theft Case: CY Proposes Correction and Impeachment of All Relevant Personnel 51
Safeguarding and Caring for the Rights of the Disadvantaged53
Case 3:Increasing Youth Traffic Casualty Rates: CY Urges Executive Yuan to Build Safe Traffic Environment for Children 53
Case 4:Post-Morakot Permanent Housing Results in CY Urging Responsible Authorities to Review and Improve 54
Enhancing the Value of Human Rights56
Case 5:Petitioner Having Probation Revoked by Court: CY Urges for Appeal to Defend People’s Rights and Promote Judicial Justice 56
Case 6:Insufficient Protection of Rights and Legal System for Adjunct Teachers in Higher Education Institutions: CYUrges Government to Amend Regulations 57
2022 Annual Report of the Control Yuan
The Control Yuan (CY) bears the constitutional responsibility of promoting good governance and safeguarding human rights. Since taking office in 2020, the sixth-term CY members have diligently exercised the independent powers in accordance with the law, attentively monitored social trends, actively utilized the oversight functions, and dedicated to promoting clean governance.
The CY, in accordance with the Constitution and its amendments, exercises powers such as impeachment, censure, correction, investigation, and audit, and also receives people’s complaints and conducts inspections of central and local government agencies. The CY’s performance in 2022 include: receiving 14,207 people’s complaints, issuing 282 investigation reports; proposing 108 cases of corrective measures with 250 letters sent to government agencies calling for improvement; passing 27 impeachment cases and impeaching 53 government officials; conducting 41 inspections of central agencies and 32 inspections of local agencies; receiving 9,920 property declarations from government officials; and approving the opening of 2,311 political donation accounts.
In order to enhance the efficiency of handling complaints and to better meet the needs of the public, the CY continues to promote digital transformation. In addition to launching “Videoconference Complaints System” in 2021, the CY introduced a new service for making reservations to file complaints at counter in 2022, enabling the public to schedule appointments online, thus reducing on-site waiting times. Furthermore, to protect the petition rights of detainees, the CY has collaborated with the Ministry of Justice to establish a dedicated hotline for videoconference complaints, implementing the principles of accessible communication free of the obstacle of distance. In terms of Sunshine Acts, the CY actively utilizes digital media to disseminate video advocacy materials. Additionally, by optimizing the online property declaration and political donations systems, we aim to achieve the goals of convenience and transparency for the public.
Human rights are universal values pursued by the international community. Upholding the principles of independence, specialization, and diversity, the National Human Rights Commission actively promotes its three major goals and six strategies. These include processing and handling human rights violations; drafting independent opinions on national reports on international human rights conventions, and inviting members of international review committees for exchange and discussion; organizing forums on various ethnic groups and human rights issues to deepen social dialogue; and, for the first time in 2022, hosting a “Human Rights Poster Design Competition” to foster human rights education and actively promote human rights awareness among the general public.
In 2022, as the pandemic gradually eased and international borders reopened one after another, the CY actively participated in international ombudsman affairs, received foreign guests visiting Taiwan from around the world, and submitted articles in English and Spanish to the newsletters of international oversight organizations. In 2022, the CY participated in the 34th APOR Conference held in New Zealand and the 26th FIO Conference held in Mexico. The CY also received representatives from Saint Lucia, New Zealand, the European Economic and Trade Office in Taiwan, the French Senate delegation, and the German National Human Rights Commission. In August 2022, the CY published the English edition of its 90th Anniversary Special Issue, helping the international community better understand Taiwan’s efforts and achievements in promoting supervisory and human rights work.
The CY actively exercises its authority, fully embodying its functions of rectifying official conduct, redressing public grievances, ensuring government ethics, and safeguarding human rights. All CY members work together with colleagues to draw on constructive advices from various sources and align with international standards, fulfilling the responsibilities as the nation’s highest supervisory and human rights body. We strive to establish a fair and just society, living up to the trust placed in us by the people.
President, Control Yuan
Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission