Taiwan considers ratifying two more UN conventions

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-08-24

Taiwan’s Cabinet has begun to discuss the possibility of ratifying the UN

Cabinet spokesperson Hsu Kuo-yung speaks on behalf of Premier Lin Chuan that Taiwan should work to write international conventions into law even though Taiwan is not a UN member. (CNA file photo)

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Cabinet held a meeting on Thursday to address the two covenants even though Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations.

Taiwan has previously ratified several other UN rights conventions. These include the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Civil Rights, and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

Premier Lin Chuan said that even though Taiwan is not a UN member, the country should still work to write international human rights conventions into law. He said that would enable Taiwan’s people to enjoy the privileges that come with economic and social development.    [FULL  STORY]

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