Issues

March 9th, March with Us Say No to Nuclear Power Plants

2013-03-06
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As we are nearing the second anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Taiwan’s government still has not yet taken its lesson from Japan’s catastrophe and insist...read more

2013 CCPR&ESCR Report Review: 2012 Alternative Reply on Climate Change, Agriculture, Land Expropriation and Public Participation Issues

2013-02-22
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Climate  change  and  environment  issues  have  an  unquestionably  close  link  to human  rights.  As  Taiwa...read more

An Update on the Miramar Story

2013-01-29
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Emotions ran high after the announcement, on December 22nd, that the Environmental Impact Assessment was approved for the Miramar Resort on Shanyuan beach.  Since the first...read more

2013 CCPR&ESCR Report Review: 2012 Shadow Report on Nuclear Safety

2013-01-15
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We believe that the Report oversimplifies the actual conditions of nuclear safety in Taiwan, stating simply that “the government should take incidents such as the Fukushima...read more

Account of the Taroko Tribe’s Land-Rights Dispute

2013-01-14
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The Truku (太魯閣族,Taroko) people are one of several Austronesian groups living in Taiwan before the arrival of the Han Chinese in the seventeenth century. A group of Truku people o...read more

The Judicial Evaluation Committee: A Paper Tiger

2012-12-25
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Judge Zhan Jun-hong of Taiwan's High Court told a defendant in his courtroom that if the defendant withdrew an appeal of the decision, Justice Zhan would make the sentence co...read more

The Miramar Story

2012-10-18
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This is the story of the Miramar Resort on Shanyuan beach, Taitung County - a tale of illegal construction licenses, environmental laws and indigenous rights. And while it has th...read more

Nuclear power not worth the risks

2012-10-15
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It is well known that Taiwan has too many electricity plants and that the amount of electricity produced is greater than required. ( ▲ The site of Taiwan's first, second a...read more

Islands belong to sea, not people

2012-10-15
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As a manager acceptable to all members of the global community, Taiwan could define the sea around the islands as an international marine reserve and such an arrangement could...read more

Cowboys and Indians

2012-08-21
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The age-old battle of cowboys and Indians never really ended, at least not for the indigenous peoples of the world. They have been fighting for their inherent right to live on th...read more