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Tag: amnesty international

Freedom of assembly is a basic right

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 20:
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
ROC Constitution (de facto constitution of Taiwan) Article 14 :
The people shall have freedom of assembly and of association.
International Covenant on Political and Civil Rights Article 21:
The right of peaceful assembly shall be recognized. No [...]

Rock for rights

A Music for Human Rights concert was held at The Wall in Taipei on Saturday night. It was the last event in Amnesty International’s Small Places Tour. The tour to mark the 60th anniversary of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights included hundreds of concerts around the world. The tour focused on small events [...]

Time to end the death penalty

10 October is the World Day Against the Death Penalty. When Chen Shui-bian was elected in 2000 one of his policies was to abolish capital punishment. Although the government was slow in moving towards this goal there have been no executions carried out in Taiwan since December 2005. This is a result of a moratorium [...]

The freedom to play football

Last night I attended a screening of the documentary The Forbidden Team. It was organised by Amnesty International (國際特赦組織) in Taipei. The film is about the Tibetan national football team and their efforts to play their first international match against Greenland in Denmark in 2001.
The film details the formation of the team from the Tibetan [...]