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Taiwan's National Women's League may have to pay NT$1 million a month compensation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Women's League (NWL) will be asked to pay NT$1 million (US$36,000) per month for refusing to move out of its headquarters in Taipei, as eviction proceedin...

Taiwan mulls removal of Chiang Kai-shek statue from memorial hall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transitional Justice Commission announced its transformation plan for National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall on Wednesday (Sept. 8), which includes the removal of Chia...

UN asks North Korea to clarify alleged shoot-on-sight orders

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.N. human rights investigators have asked North Korea to clarify whether it has ordered troops to shoot on sight any trespassers who cross its northern border in viola...

Taiwan signs aviation agreement with Germany

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Germany signed an aviation agreement Thursday (July 15) that will allow the number of flights between the two countries to increase from seven to 11 per week. ...

Freddy Lim hopes martial law-era can inspire Taiwan's youth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dr. Chen Wen-cheng Memorial Foundation released a short video on Sunday (June 27) featuring independent legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) saying he hoped Chen Wen-cheng&rsqu...

Taiwan president issues pardon to Bunun hunter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a long, protracted legal battle, the Presidential Office on Thursday (May 20) issued a pardon to Bunun tribe member Tama Talum, citing the Constitution and the Amnes...

Taiwan police academy adopts transitional justice measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Police University (CPU), Taiwan’s foremost institution for police education, has changed the name of its main assembly room from "Chiang Kai-shek Hall&q...

Transitional Justice Commission reveals extent of Taiwan's former spy network

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) held a presentation on Tuesday (May 4) on Taiwan's military trials and intelligence agency operations in the martial law era....

Taiwan president pressed to pardon tortured death row inmate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human rights advocates on Wednesday (April 7) demanded an explanation from President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) for her refusal to comment on a petition to pardon Taiwan's lon...

Taiwan has removed 403 authoritarian symbols

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) stated Monday (April 5) that as of March 31, various agencies across the country have removed a total of 403 martial law-era stat...

Nepal political chaos delays justice for rebel conflict victims

Suman Adhikari was 23 when his father was killed by Maoist rebels during a bloody conflict in Nepal. "They dragged him to the hills with his hands and knees tied. Then they hung him from a tree ...

US demands status of all Syrian detainees be made public

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States demanded Tuesday that the status of tens of thousands of civilians detained in Syria during the country’s 10-year conflict be made public, and that the bodies o...

UN registers steep rise in murders of Colombian activists

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Slayings of human rights leaders and mass killings of civilians are increasing at a worrying pace in Colombia, according to a United Nations report published on Tuesday. ...

Groups to march in Taipei Sunday to commemorate Feb. 28 Incident

A coalition of over 50 civic organizations will march in Taipei on Sunday (Feb. 21) to remember the victims of the Feb. 28 incident and to protest against the lingering symbols of "authoritariani...

How China's national security law threatens Hong Kong's internet freedom

Since the national security law came into effect in Hong Kong last June, different aspects of the territory's civil society have come under attack — including, recently, internet freedom. &...