Taiwan Human Rights Situation Regresses in 2005

A little incentive for the anti slavery protest tomorrow in Taipei for the International Human Rights Day.

Dec 9
Asia Pulse - Taiwan’s overall human rights situation has
regressed in 2005, with the judiciary being the only area that meets
the benchmark, according to the results of a survey released Friday by
the Chinese Association for Human Rights (CAHR).
The survey measured the human rights situation in a total of 10 areas
on a five-point scale, with a score of three points or above
representing a passing grade.

The judiciary received a score of 3.12 points, the economy 2.91 points,
culture and education 2.87, politics 2.81, and treatment of senior
citizens 2.86 points, of women 2.78, of children 2.66, of the
physically and mentally challenged 2.62, the environment 2.51 and
workers 2.41, according to the survey.

CAHR President Lee Yung-jang said the judiciary got the top score
because the judicial reforms carried out by the government have won
widespread public approval.

On the other hand, the score for treatment of workers was so low
because the government has failed to strictly enforce labor protection
regulations and because local employers tend to dismiss workers
arbitrarily without offering them reasonable compensation, Lee said.

He said the unstable economy in Taiwan and the government’s failure to
handle the human rights issue positively have caused the country’s
overall human rights situation to regress compared with that of last



Great. I give my wife’s mobile phone number to you and you sort out this “stop slavery” thing for me, right? … Deal ?

Moses himself would have a hard time getting you out of Egypt.