The judicial implementation of the ICESCR in Taiwan

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Taiwan is a country without the membership of the United Nations, and classified as a sui generis entity in international law by most textbooks on international law. Despite of its special status in international community, Taiwan has tried to implement many international human rights standards made by the U.N., including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights during this decade. In this lecture, Professor William Hui-yen Hsu will introduce the legal challenges of Taiwan to implement the ICESCR from international and domestic law, analyze the statues of the ICESCR and its relationship with subsequent domestic law in Taiwan, discuss the role of domestic courts for implementing the ICESCR, and assess the decisions made by the Supreme Courts of Taiwan applying the ICESCR generally.
Period13 Sep 2019
Event typeSeminar
LocationHelsinki, Finland
Degree of RecognitionInternational