By Liu Ching-yi, Lai Chung-chiang, Huang Kuo-chang 劉靜怡 賴中強 黃國昌
freedom of assembly
Give Us a Parade and Assembly Law in Accordance with the Development of Democracy
Alliance for the Amendment of the Parade and Assembly Law
EDITORIAL: An exercise in wasting time
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009, Page 8
For civic groups that long hoped for an overhaul of the Assembly and Parade Act (集會遊行法), the amendment expected to pass soon is disheartening. It fails to resolve the problems with the law that prompted calls for an amendment in the first place.
From President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) perspective, however, it is the fulfillment of one of his campaign promises. The version of the amendment that is likely to pass — possibly this week — was proposed by the Cabinet.
Activists pan changes to Assembly and Parade Act
By Shelley Huang
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009, Page 2
Civic groups yesterday slammed the government over a proposed amendment to the Assembly and Parade Act (集會遊行法) that would require demonstrators to notify authorities of any demonstration ahead of time, saying that it violated international conventions.
KMT tosses gauntlet at Taiwan human rights
Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2009-04-28 12:30 AM
Taiwan's eroding standard of civic and human rights faces a new threat from the restored rightist Kuomintang government under President Ma Ying-jeou in the form of regressive revisions to the already restrictive Assembly and Parade Law.