INTERVIEW: Fighting for Taiwanese Identity and Human Rights in Norway

Taiwanese residents in Norway are being designated as Chinese. We speak to the leader of a group of Taiwanese students who intend to protest the case in Norway and at the European Court of Human Rights.

The News Lens
Date: 2018/09/25
By: David Green

Credit: My Name My right

In Norway, a group of Taiwanese students are organizing a class action lawsuit aimed at the Norwegian government for changing the nationality on Taiwanese people’s residency permits from Taiwan to China.

The group is attempting to crowd source funding to see them through three instances at court in Norway. If unsuccessful in overturning the change in designation, the group then intends to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

The group is represented in the media by a Taiwanese lawyer named Joseph, a former employee of a business law firm.

The News Lens spoke to Joseph while he was in the United States attempting to raise awareness of the group’s case and cause. He shared his sense of frustration at being misidentified, and concern at the threat of being deported to China were he to be accused of a crime by the authorities in Beijing.    [FULL  STORY]

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