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Cooperation between NGOs and the international human rights system
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) invited Ms. Yibee Huang, CEO of Covenants Watch, to the Ministry at 10 a.m. on September 24, 2019, to speak on "Cooperation between NGOs and the international human rights system: leveraging special procedures in the United Nations Human Rights Council to deliver assistance and invite review of national reports on two human rights covenants." The speech helped MOFA officers and personnel familiarize themselves with human rights issues and understand international human rights review systems and procedures. Huang also cited relevant cases, including the disappearance of Li Ming-che in mainland China, both to explain protections for freedom and other fundamental human rights in international human rights law, as well as to track the progress made by the international community in the field of human rights. Huang hopes that our foreign service officers can help advance the implementation of Taiwan's domestic human rights work, and also formulate a foreign aid policy that is based on respect for human rights.

Taiwan passed the Act to Implement the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which went into effect on December 10, 2009. The Act to Implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities came into force in Taiwan on December 3, 2014.

#Covenants Watch
#Li Ming-che Case
#UN Human Rights Council
#Act to Implement the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
#Act to Implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
#International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance