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 Established on September 1, 1933, the Administrative Court, adopting a one-level court system, made final judgments over which there was no appellate review. From 1933 to 2000, there was only one administrative court in the whole country. On July 1, 2000, administrative litigation was transformed into a two-level court system. The former Administrative Court was transformed into the Supreme Administrative Court, a court of legal review and last instance. In the meantime, three High Administrative Courts, located in Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung, were established as courts of factual trial and first instance. For the purposes of facilitating citizens’ access to the court and adjudicating public-law matters in administrative courts, administrative litigation was transformed into the current three-levels-two-instances system of administrative litigation on September 6, 2012. Since then, administrative litigation panels with jurisdiction over summary proceeding cases and rulings for traffic violations have been established at district courts. For summary proceedings or rulings for traffic violations, the judgments rendered by this Court are final and no further appeals are allowed. Therefore, the system of administrative litigation now is better than before.

Taipei Administrative Court