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Taiwan’s Human Rights Priorities After the 2024 Elections

Taiwan’s Human Rights Priorities After the 2024 Elections

By Jean Wu
Despite demonstrating a strong human rights record, there is still room for Taiwan to improve – especially on migrant workers' rights and refugee law.

Southeast Asian Migrant Workers in Taiwan: Human Rights and Soft Power

Southeast Asian Migrant Workers in Taiwan: Human Rights and Soft Power

By Yumei Lin
Given its thorny geopolitical status, the way Taiwan treats its large population of migrant workers has far-reaching ramifications.
Debt Bondage Payouts Mark Progress But Fail to Make Migrant Workers Whole in Taiwan

Debt Bondage Payouts Mark Progress But Fail to Make Migrant Workers Whole in Taiwan

By Peter Bengtsen
Suppliers of General Motors, Opel, Continental, Bosch, Hella, Magna, and Walmart have repaid over $2.5 million to employees, but still fall short of full reimbursements.

The Vietnamese Debt Bondage Gamble

The Vietnamese Debt Bondage Gamble

By Peter Bengtsen
Workers pay the equivalent of three to four years wages at home in Vietnam to get access to jobs abroad at suppliers of major international brands.

Addressing Challenges Faced by Taiwan’s Migrant Workers

Addressing Challenges Faced by Taiwan’s Migrant Workers

By Huynh Tam Sang
The Taiwanese government has not paid sufficient consideration to migrant workers.

Taiwan Under Fire for Racist Policies Toward Southeast Asian Workers

Taiwan Under Fire for Racist Policies Toward Southeast Asian Workers

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwanese factories, along with one county government, are implementing discriminatory policies that prohibit freedom of movement for Southeast Asian workers.

Taiwan Ordered to Address Forced Labor on Its Fishing Vessels

Taiwan Ordered to Address Forced Labor on Its Fishing Vessels

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s government has long resisted calls to address systemic labor abuse on its fishing boats, but it is now facing pressure from within.
Taiwan Accused of Failing to Protect Medical Rights of Southeast Asian Workers

Taiwan Accused of Failing to Protect Medical Rights of Southeast Asian Workers

By Nick Aspinwall
A coalition held a protest outside Taiwan’s disease control center after several migrant workers said they were illegally terminated after getting sick.

Taiwan Factory Fire Kills 3 Foreign Workers After Calls to Abolish On-Site Dorms Go Unanswered

Taiwan Factory Fire Kills 3 Foreign Workers After Calls to Abolish On-Site Dorms Go Unanswered

By Nick Aspinwall
A fire in a Taichung factory took the lives of three Vietnamese workers. Past calls to ban on-site housing for factory workers have been rejected by Taiwan’s labor ministry.

Calls for Amnesty as Undocumented Worker in Taiwan Contracts the Coronavirus

Calls for Amnesty as Undocumented Worker in Taiwan Contracts the Coronavirus

By Nick Aspinwall
A civic group called for Taiwan to grant amnesty to an estimated 50,000 undocumented workers in the country, citing their fear of reporting COVID-19 symptoms and a workforce shortage.

Taiwan Authorities Bust Illegal Logging Ring as Island’s Forest Wars Rage On

Taiwan Authorities Bust Illegal Logging Ring as Island’s Forest Wars Rage On

By Nick Aspinwall
50 tons of timber worth over $3.3 million were seized in an operation targeting a gang trafficking wood from protected trees, the latest assault on Taiwan’s hated “mountain rats.”
Taiwan Suffers Yet Another Fatal Factory Fire, Igniting Familiar Labor Issues

Taiwan Suffers Yet Another Fatal Factory Fire, Igniting Familiar Labor Issues

By Nick Aspinwall
3 Vietnamese workers lost their lives in Taiwan’s third fatal factory fire in the past 14 months.

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