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Marriage Equality Law a First for Asia

Click to expand Image Same-sex marriage supporters cheer…
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Premier Lai Ching-Tei
 
 Executive Yuan
 
 No.1, Sec. 1, Zhongxiao East Road,
 
 Zhongzheng District,
 
 Taipei City, 10058
 
 Taiwan
 
  
 
 21 December 2018
 
  
 
 Open Letter to…
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Last month, 10,000 people demonstrated in Taipei opposing marriage equality. They held up signs denouncing “the destruction of the family and marriage itself.” Opponents of marriage equality have used that argument in other nations, too, but their fears…
Supporters of same-sex marriage take part in a rally outside Presidential Office Building in Taipei, Taiwan, December 10, 2016.
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If China managed to assuage any fears by “releasing” three of five apparently abducted Hong Kong booksellers in late March, it has now sparked them again by its evidently heavy-handed involvement in Kenya’s astonishing deportation of 45 Taiwanese…
Police escort a group of people deported from Kenya as they get off a plane at Beijing Capital International Airport on April 13, 2016.
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12 Executions in 4 Months Sets Back Rule of Law

(New York) – The government of Taiwan should immediately reinstate its moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 19, the Taiwanese government executed six people who had been convicted on…
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Genuine Consultation Needed with Civil Society Groups

(New York) – Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should make a public commitment to ensure that the forthcoming ASEAN Human Rights Declaration will fully comply with international human rights standards. The foreign…
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Visits by Council Experts Remain Blocked

(Geneva) – UN member states must take immediate steps to improve cooperation with the Human Rights Council, particularly with the independent experts it has appointed to look at human rights issues, Human Rights Watch said today. More than 80 states have…