Taiwan Civil Government Releases Video on Anniversary of
SF Peace Treaty Calling for Fairness and Self-Determination
for the People of Taiwan
Washington, DC, April 28, 2016: General Secretary Roger Lin, Taiwan Civil Government (TCG), released a new video today on the 65th anniversary of the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty, calling for an end to the human rights violations and unfair practices that the Taiwanese people have suffered under for decades. Since that peace treaty, when the Allied Powers placed Chiang Kai-Shek in control of Taiwan, the Taiwanese people have not had a nationality recognized by the world.
華盛頓DC 2016年4月28日: 台灣民政府Roger Lin秘書長於今天1951年舊金山和平條約簽約65週年紀念日發行一支新影片，呼籲結束本土台灣人幾十年來遭受的違背人權及許多不公平待遇。自從和平條約以來，當盟軍派任蔣介石控管台灣，台灣人從來未擁有一個國際承認的國籍。
The short video, which provides explanation behind the historical actions by the United States and its allies that unintentionally led to today’s predicament, highlights the need for the Taiwanese people to hold a referendum in order to determine their own future and normalize their status in the world.
In a statement General Secretary Lin stated, “TCG’s goals are to achieve the normalization of Taiwan’s legal status and to obtain human rights protection for the people of Taiwan. Without these freedoms and protections, the people of Taiwan will remain stateless, and with no internationally recognized government. We have been living in political purgatory for more than 70 years, and immediately deserve the right to a nationality of our own choosing.”
Since its inception in 2008, the TCG, which holds weekly education courses to promote normalizing Taiwan’s international legal status, has experienced application rates as high as 2,000-3,000 Taiwanese monthly. Today the TCG boasts over 60 offices with more than 40,000 members throughout Taiwan.
Secretary General Lin and the TCG, which is not part of the official Taiwanese government, have gone to court twice in order to achieve the right of self-determination. Most recently the TCG is making their case to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, arguing that the current international position of Taiwan and its people violates the human rights of that populous. They are asking the court for declaratory relief that their rights are being violated under international law as reflected by the United Nations Charter on human rights, thus creating a pathway for a Taiwanese referendum. See Lin v. the United States and the Republic of China, Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-00295 (CKK).
林秘書長與台灣民政府非屬於台灣官方政府，為達成取得自我決定權利已二次向法院提出訴訟。最近這一次，台灣民政府向美國哥倫比亞特區聯邦法庭提出的訴訟案，主張台灣與台灣人民目前國際地位違反人權。他們要求法庭作出宣告判決依聯合國大憲章有關人權規定的國際法，台灣人應擁有的權利被侵奪。以此，他們開立一條台灣人民公投途徑。請看Lin v. the United States and the Republic of China, Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-00295 (CKK)
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