Top EU envoy commends Taiwan on human rights cooperation

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/09/2020
By: Emerson Lim

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) The European Union's top envoy to Taiwan on Wednesday lauded the cooperation between the EU and Taiwan on human rights but said there was still room for improvement.

"The EU and Taiwan have long-standing cooperation in the field of human rights, which includes an annual human rights dialogue launched in 2018 and regular contact with Taiwanese NGOs," Filip Grzegorzewski, chief of the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) said at a Human Rights Day reception in Taipei.

"Our dialogues are an opportunity to take stock of the advances made on both sides, as well as to identify the issues where there is still progress to be made, such as the death penalty and the rights of migrant workers," he added.

Grzegorzewski said that while Taiwan's human rights record is among the best in Asia, the presence of the many human rights activists and NGOs at the reception were a reminder that there were still many issues to be addressed.    [FULL  STORY]

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