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Jerry Lu

Jerry Lu is currently a public prosecutor at Taipei District Prosecutors Office in Taiwan, and has been a prosecutor for more than ten years. In the past years, he has been in the investigating team taking charge of several types of crime, such as intellectual property right, drug dealing, women and children protection, human trafficking, etc. He also served in the trial team and the enforcement section. He is a well experienced prosecutor.

Being legislated in the early 20th century, the criminal procedure in Taiwan originally followed the inquisitorial system of the civil law. When amended in 2003, some ideas of the adversarial system of the common law were brought in. Jerry learned that “the principle of equality arms” is an essential rule in the adversarial system. The litigants, including the defendants and their defenders should have the right to access the case files and evidence or the other documents easily. As a result, Jerry tries to think of that, whether it is possible to have the case files and evidence become electronic so that the litigants can get the information through the internet. However, it involves the constitutional right of privacy and the conflict of the current law system. So Jerry will develop his research on these related issues at the Berkman Center.