OMINOUS:With the Jan.16 elections around the corner, the government’s score in the ‘right to elections’ category took a major fall from 3.1 last year to 2.7 this year
Date: Dec 10, 2015
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
A majority of the public feel that the government has failed to protect their basic human right to health and ensure fairness in the judiciary this year, a survey released yesterday by the Shih Hsin University Institute of Knowledge Economy Development indicated.
The survey, now in its seventh year, asked respondents to grade the government’s efforts to promote freedom and human rights on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 denoting abysmal,” 3 representing “fair” and 5 indicating “excellent.”
The survey’s methodology is based on a system created by Freedom House, a US watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world, the institute said.
The government’s score on “human right to health,” listed under the government’s “overall performance” to protect human rights, dropped from last year’s 2.5 to 2.1 this year, while the approval rating in the “right to fair trials” category fell from 2.3 to 1.9. [FULL STORY]