Donnerstag, 15. April 2021, 12:00 - 13:30 iCal

The International Review Committee for Taiwan

And Children Deprived of Liberty



This lecture will address human rights monitoring in Taiwan, both generally and with a specific focus on children’s rights and children deprived of liberty. First, I will discuss the question of why Taiwan ratifies international human rights treaties despite the fact that the United Nations do not formally accept the State’s ratifications. In this regard, I will speak from my personal experience leading, since 2012, the International Review Committee on Taiwan concerning the two human rights covenants, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). Following this, I will address the context of children’s rights and deprivation of liberty of children in particular. This part of the lecture is based on the United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty which I led and presented to the UN General Assembly in 2019.

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Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies

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Astrid Lipinsky
Universität Wien
Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften