an international human rights
experts panel conducted a five-day review from May 9-13 in Taipei of the
country's implementation of two United Nations' human rights-related covenants,
namely the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).
The panel's report highlighted the absence of legislation to curb torture and discrimination in Taiwan. “The information provided by the government clearly shows that there are many allegations of torture against law enforcement officials in Taiwan,” the report said, adding that those cases only led to disciplinary action instead of criminal prosecution. The nation has yet to make incorporate torture — the crime of inflicting severe mental or physical pain or suffering on a powerless person for a particular purpose as defined in international law — into its Criminal Code; The Concluding Observations and Recommendations of the international review committee underlined the importance of Taiwan completing its process of incorporating key norms into its domestic law, by adding the three conventions – the Convention Against Torture, the Convention on Enforced Disappearances, etc. The committee also reiterated the need to explicitly prohibit torture in Taiwan’s criminal code.
human rights abuse
Review of the Second Reports of the Government of Taiwan on the Implementation of the International Human Rights Covenants Concluding Observations and Recommendations adopted by the International Review Committee Taipei, 20 January 2017:
Committee wishes to encourage the Government of Taiwan to accelerate the efforts to accept core human rights treaties: the Convention against Torture - prohibition of Torture, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
nForeign Policy Research Institute, 2017-2-27: Taiwanese have to decide their own fate and Taiwanese have to build a new world of fairness and justice ...Recent events notwithstanding, Taiwan still has room for growth in addressing its past ...Taiwan has not done enough to name “who the perpetrators were,” blaming “Taiwanese forgiving nature” for not holding them responsible.
nThe Diplomat, 2019-2-27: They protested the authoritarian system in general, established by the Chinese Nationalist Party, the Kuomintang (KMT), whose vestiges still linger in public institutions, saying it still lies behind the structure of Taiwan’s political society. How soon will transitional justice be rolled out?
nNBC News, 2017-2-27: The fear of political persecution always loomed large. “This is something I want to pass on to my children — to speak up, fight for what's right for ourselves and people different from us. Democracy is something that should not be taken for granted.”
nWikipedia (zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/臺灣白色恐怖時期) : White Terror period in Taiwan refers to the period from May 20, 1949 to May 18, 1992. The government of the Republic of China, which is governed by the Chinese Kuomintang, used public power to persecute dissidents and create a political atmosphere of terror that benefits itself. (中華民國政府藉由公權力迫害持不同政見者，塑造對己有利之恐怖政治氛圍之時期。) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Terror_(Taiwan): other prosecutions did not have such clear reasoning; in 1968 Bo Yang was imprisoned for his choice of words in translating a Popeye comic strip
nCTS news (Taiwan), 2021-10-31 : After End of Martial Law, Taiwan's democratic elected president(s) (from 1996 till present) still monitor nationals news.cts.com.tw/cts/general/202110/202110242060026.html
nLiberty Times, editorial, 2022-1-25 : The Formosa Incident (美麗島事件), the Zhongli Incident, the murder case of Lin I-hsiung's (林義雄) mother and twin daughters, the death of Chen Wen-chen (陳文成), the murder of US citizen Henry Liu —— the Chiang Ching-kuo (1910-1988) government's iron fist aimed for maintaining its own ruling status as first priority. Chiang was undoubtedly the leader in creating White Terror.
Tsai Ing-wen feels alienated from transitional
justice from the very beginning - her initial gesture - " haven't
everyone chosen obedience in those authoritarian days ? " The
authoritarian heirs resist transitional justice by using the excuse - no
tearing apart the ethnic groups, however, so called "solidarity" is not
the truth, their real motivation is defend the authoritarian
bastion and their niche - such as judiciary
... Same as previous Taiwan
presidents Lee Teng-hui,
Ma Ying-Jeou, Tsai Ing-wen fails to make
times, editorial, 2021-11-24 :The
ruling party made laws
inconsistent with constitutional principles, reckons property of the
Kuomintang and the so-called affiliated organizations, and concocts fake and
inferior "transitional justice"(民進黨貪求永續執政，制訂不符憲政原則的法律，清算國民黨及所謂附隨組織財產，
pic. left :
"Taiwan human rights abuses" on Bing, 2022-10-8; No.2 at
♣ comment Tsai Ing-wen , Taiwan president - No.1 on Bing, Yahoo, Ecosia (2023-1-11)
Irish Times, 2022-8-9:
nobody would expect a victim of rape to sit with their rapist without a
process of restorative justice, how can there be reconciliation without
some form of retribution
CTS news (華視), 2021-10-31, 2021-10-24: "誰是加害者 (who are the perpetrators) ??
|FTV (民視), 2022-5-29 Taiwan History|
Seeing KMT's 228 political incident and so many corruption cases, Taiwanese intellectuals who inclined to socialism and were sympathetic◊to farmers and labor-workers started to join the Chinese Communist Party; within 2 years, the power of trade union or labor union supported by the Chinese Communist Party were everywhere in Taiwan.
However, part of prisoners were not involved in communist party's activity, they are innocent.. People being mistreated have full rights to punish persecutors to the full extent of the law.
So called "White Terror" started from 1947 or 1949.
Political persecution in Taiwan, No.1 ranking on the net