Taiwan 2017 International Religious Freedom Report

The constitution provides for freedom of religious belief. Domestic service workers and caretakers are not covered under the labor standards law and are therefore not legally guaranteed a weekly rest day. Due to this exclusion, many domestic workers were not able to attend religious services. | OT-1715E | Date: 08/16/2017
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2016: Taiwan Part

The constitution provides for freedom of religious belief. Domestic service workers and caretakers are not covered under the labor standards law and are therefore not legally guaranteed a weekly rest day. Due to this exclusion, many domestic workers were not able to attend religious services. | OT-1715E | Date: 08/16/2017
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2015: Taiwan Part

The constitution provides for freedom of religious belief. Domestic service workers and caretakers are not covered under the labor standards law and are therefore not legally guaranteed a weekly rest day. Due to this exclusion, many domestic workers were not able to attend religious services. | OT-1615E | Date: 08/11/2016
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2016 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 1)

(Released on July 1, 2016) Taiwan authorities fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. During the reporting period, authorities continued to prosecute trafficking offenses, including both forced labor and sex trafficking, trained law enforcement and other officials on trafficking indicators, took steps to make the system of direct hiring of employees without ...
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2014: Taiwan Part

The constitution provides for freedom of religious belief. Domestic service workers and caretakers are not covered under Taiwans labor standards law and are therefore not legally guaranteed a weekly rest day. Due to this exclusion, many domestic workers are effectively prevented from attending religious services. | OT-1524E | Date: 10/15/2015
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2013: Taiwan Part

The constitution and other laws and policies protect religious freedom and, in practice, the authorities generally respected religious freedom. Taiwan labor law, however, does not guarantee domestic service workers and caretakers a right to a day off, effectively making it difficult or impossible for such workers to attend religious services. | OT-1407E | Date: 07/29/2014
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2012: Taiwan Part

The constitution and other laws and policies protect religious freedom and, in practice, the authorities generally respected religious freedom. The trend in the authorities’ respect for religious freedom did not change significantly during the year.There were no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice. | OT-1304E | Date: 05/21/2013
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2012 Human Rights Report (Taiwan Part)

Principal human rights problems reported during the year were corruption and violence against women and children. During the first seven months of the year, authorities indicted 576 officials, including 40 high-ranking officials, on corruption charges. There were no reports of impunity. | OT-1302E | Date: 04/22/2013
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Trans-Pacific Workshop on Combating Corruption and Illicit Trade Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Phuket, Thailand 27-29

OT-1119E | Date: 11/07/2011 Trans-Pacific workshop highlighted the importance of inter-regional partnerships to combat corruption and illicit trade, sharing information and best practices in meeting regional challenges. Discussion focused on: narcotics trafficking; falsified/counterfeit medicines; environmental crimes and corruption and money laundering that facilitates illicit trade.
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2010: Taiwan Part

OT-1028E | Date: 11/18/2010 The constitution provides for freedom of religion, and other laws and policies contributed to the generally free practice of religion. Taiwan authorities generally respected religious freedom in practice. There was no change in the status of respect for religious freedom by Taiwan authorities during the reporting period. There were no reports ...
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Joint Statement from USTR, USDA on Taiwan’s Actions to Unjustifiably Restrict U.S. Beef Imports in Violation of Our Bilateral Agreement

OT-1001E | Washington, D.C. – The Office of the United States Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Agriculture today released a statement regarding the decision by Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan to bar import of some U.S. beef and beef products.
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2009 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 2)

(Released on June 16, 2009) Recommendations for Taiwan:  Extend labor protections to all categories of workers including domestic workers and caregivers to prevent labor trafficking; implement the new comprehensive anti-trafficking law and effectively carry out its victim and witness protections so that victims are not penalized for acts committed as a direct result of being ...
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2008: Taiwan Part

The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and other laws and policies contributed to the generally free practice of religion. Taiwan authorities generally respected religious freedom in practice. There was no change in the status of respect for religious freedom by Taiwan authorities during the period covered by this report. There were no reports of ...
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2006: Taiwan Part

The constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the authorities generally respected this right in practice. There was no change in the status of respect for religious freedom during the period covered by this report, and official policy continued to contribute to the generally free practice of religion. The generally amicable relationship among religious groups ...
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2005: Taiwan Part

There was no change in the status of respect for religious freedom during the period covered by this report, and the authorities' policy continued to contribute to the generally free practice of religion. The generally amicable relationship among religions in society contributed to religious freedom.
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2002 Human Rights Report (Taiwan Part)

The authorities generally respected the human rights of citizens; however, there were problems in some areas. Principal problems included police abuse of detainees; allegations of judicial corruption; violence and discrimination against women; child prostitution and abuse; societal discrimination against Aborigines; restrictions on workers' freedom of association and on their ability to strike; and some instances ...
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2001 Human Rights Report (Taiwan Part)

The authorities generally respected the human rights of citizens; however, there were problems in some areas. Principal problems included police abuse of detainees; prison overcrowding; allegations of judicial corruption; some infringements on citizens' privacy (although wiretaps, which were a problem in the past, are no longer abused); violence and discrimination against women; child prostitution and ...
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2000 Human Rights Report (Taiwan Part)

The authorities generally respect human rights; however, problems remain in some areas. Principal problems during the year included police abuse of detainees; prison overcrowding; political and personal pressures on the judiciary; some infringements on citizens' privacy; violence and discrimination against women; child prostitution and abuse; societal discrimination against Aborigines; restrictions on workers' freedom of association ...
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1999 Human Rights Report (Taiwan Part)

The authorities generally respect human rights; however, problems remain in some areas. Principal problems include police abuse of detainees; physical abuse of military inductees, which appears to be declining; prison overcrowding; political and personal pressures on the judiciary; some infringements on citizens' privacy; violence and discrimination against women; child prostitution and abuse; societal discrimination against ...
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