Written by Ibtisam Ahmed. Pride season in 2019 has brought some extraordinary victories for the global LGBTQ+ community. Bhutan is on the cusp of decriminalising homosexuality after an overwhelming vote in the lower house repealed its anti-sodomy law. The judiciary in Botswana has overturned a colonial-era penal code clause that criminalised homosexuality, continuing the recent trend of queer liberation through decolonisation. Ecuador has become the latest South American country to recognise same-sex marriage.
Written by Vincenzo R. Palmisano. This article was inspired by an application filed before the Rome Court of Appeal in Italy concerning the recognition of a final judgment issued in Taiwan by the District Court of New Taipei. It provides a curious case of how Taiwan’s de facto statehood can be interpreted abroad.
Written by Kuan-Wei Chen. In Taiwan, which experienced authoritarian rule after World War II, the pursuit of human rights protection was an important task in the process of democratization. The first political party rotation took place in 2000, and during the inauguration of President Chen Shui-bian from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), he declared the important policy guidelines of ‘a nation founded upon the principles of human rights as a goal.
Written by Jane Pei-Chen Chang and Kyle Kai-Yuan Cheng. If there is a single strongest conviction behind Taiwan’s tireless fight for its representation in global health, it is that Taiwan takes it as a responsibility to work together for the advancement of human health as a whole.
Written by Arzhia Habibi. “The strength of first-class universities in Taiwan depends on the strength of their relationships with leading research organizations and centers. Establishing
Written by Angela Yung Chi Hou. Massification is expanding access to Asian higher education but is also increasing public concern about the quality of institutions
Written by Gerrit van der Wees. In mid-August 2018, Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen undertook her fifth journey abroad since taking office. The nine-day state visit
Written by William C. Vocke. A large part of the Republic of China’s (ROC’s) foreign policy has focused on the issue of sovereignty and the
Written by Dana S. Trif. The Arbitral Tribunal constituted under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) issued in July, 2016 its
Written by Gerrit van der Wees. The year 2018 is promising to be a watershed for US-Taiwan relations. The key event setting things in motion
Written by Timothy Rich & Andi Dahmer. Whether using the criteria within the Montevideo Convention of 1933 or variations, Taiwan meets all basic requirements of internal