It is not enough to be independent from foreign jurisdictions. The legal system should also be independent from private interests and malice.
Tai Ji Men
There is no freedom without justice and no justice without freedom. This is also true for the Tai Ji Men case: and love is needed, too.
The 7th-century Japanese ruler taught that law and its enforcement cannot be independent from conscience.
January 11 was Taiwan’s Judicial Day. Participants in an international webinar expressed the hope it would be an opportunity to reflect on what went wrong in the Tai Ji Men case.
The reasons why the Tai Ji Men case was started on December 19, 1996, and continued for 26 years, are hard to understand rationally. But we all understand a solution is needed now.
Caring for the others is not just sharing material interests but recognizing the value of all human beings. This is what Tai Ji Men teaches.
Muslims believe that solidarity is a natural feeling, but it should be cultivated. Similar ideas exist in most religions, and inspire us in our solidarity with Tai Ji Men.
A seminar in Pasadena discussed the global significance of the Tai Ji Men case and the proposal of an International Day Against Judicial and Tax Persecution by State Power.
One of the fathers of sociology presented solidarity as the necessary cement of societies. Tai Ji Men tells us it should be based on conscience.