The Constitutional Court previously struck down a law criminalizing adultery. On June 16, the Judicial Yuan deleted a proviso in Article 239 of the Code of Criminal Procedure that allowed the victim spouse to withdraw his or her complaint against the spouse only.
With regards to Article 234-2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which is the provision on who has the right to file lawsuits in Article 239 of the Criminal Code, it has also been deleted. With regards to the proviso in Article 239 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, we conformed to the content of the Constitutional Court's interpretation No. 791 and deleted this proviso. We added a proviso to Article 348-2, which is that if the original ruling is innocent, waived, or not accepted, then there is no basis for a joint appeal.
After the Constitutional Court decriminalized adultery on May 29, the Judicial Yuan deleted the corresponding provisions in Article 234-2 and Article 239 of the Code of Criminal Procedure accordingly. It also passed amendments that stipulate the plaintiff cannot appeal on those charges that have been found not guilty in the first trial."