Taiwan

Student activists detained during protest against evictions in Taiwan

In March 2019, student activists were detained while protesting against the eviction of the Daguan community while migrant workers from the Philippines and Indonesia demonstrated against violence and poor work conditions. In January 2019, the Taiwan police dismantled the occupation camp of indigenous protesters who had been protesting for 699 days. Read more

Student activists detained during protest against evictions in Taiwan

Mass protest in Taiwan calling for an independence vote

In October 2018, tens of thousands of independence activists took to the streets for a major rally calling for an outright independence vote since Taiwan first became a democracy more than 20 years ago Read more

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Mass protest in Taiwan calling for an independence vote

Excessive force used by Taiwan police against eviction protesters

A coalition of groups opposed to forced evictions of the Daguan community rallied to call for an investigation into two demonstrations in which protesters were allegedly beaten up and confined to designated areas by police Read more

Excessive force used by Taiwan police against eviction protesters

Association

Article 14 of the Constitution stipulates that the people shall have the right to freedom of association. Read more


Peaceful Assembly

The constitution provides for the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. However, restrictions on this right continue to exist in various laws, in particular the Assembly and Parade Act. Read more


Expression

Article 11 of the Constitution guarantees the right to freedom of speech including press freedom. However, according to civil society groups, Taiwan continues to impose unreasonable restrictions. Read more


Overview

Taiwan is a stable democracy that has allowed three peaceful transfers of power between rival parties since 2000, and that has enshrined fundamental freedoms into its constitution. Read more