Tsai seeks national human rights committee plan by year end

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-01-20

Tsai seeks international human rights committee plan by year end
President Tsai Ing-wen said Friday she hopes to see a plan for the establishment of a national human rights committee by the end of the year.

The president was speaking after a special committee presented a report on Taiwan’s progress on implementing two UN covenants on human rights. The UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights were signed into Taiwan’s law in 2009. That’s despite the fact that Taiwan has been blocked from membership of the United Nations.    [FULL  STORY]

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