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Contact TAHR

TAHR welcomes dialogue and exchanges with all members of the global human rights community. To learn more about TAHR's projects and activities or to subscribe to TAHR's publications, please get in touch with us!

2F., No.22, Ln. 61, Tianxiang Rd., Zhongshan Dist.
104 Taipei, Taiwan

Tel.: (+886-2) 25969525 Fax: (+886-2) 25968545
email: info@tahr.org.tw


About TAHR

Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR) is an independent non-governmental organization and was founded on 10th December 1984 (International Human Rights Day). It is a member-based NGO and run by full time activists and volunteers. 

TAHR's Principles

The Taiwan Association for Human Rights is committed to:

  • Remaining independent from the government, all political parties,
    corporations, and other interest groups;
  • Promoting the spirit of human rights and enhancing human rights standards and protections;
  • Fighting for all people without regard for class, race, gender, religion, or nationality; and
  • Cooperating with NGOs worldwide to improve domestic and global human rights.

TAHR History

Established on International Human Rights Day, December 10, 1984, TAHR is the oldest independent human rights organization in Taiwan. In its early years, TAHR operated within an environment of repression and fear. Chiang Kai-shek had imposed martial law on Taiwan in 1949, suspending the Constitution and subjecting thousands of individuals to illegal arrests, torture, imprisonment, and extrajudicial executions.

Mission Statement

The Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR) is a non-governmental organization committed to securing and protecting human rights from all forms of violation. TAHR believes that human rights, rule of law, and democracy are indivisible and interdependent. Without human rights, rule of law can easily degrade into rule by law, and democracy into a winner-take-all struggle.