Milestones – Yang Ming Chiao Tung University’s Human Rights and Rule of Law Research Team Discusses Adjustments to Taiwan’s Legal System Under the Solidarity Against Pandemic Movement

The Human Rights and Rule of Law Research Team of the Research Center for Epidemic Prevention, composed of Yang Ming Chiao Tung University’s School of Technology and Law and the Institute of Public Health, published research results in the 312 issue of The Taiwan Law Review in May 2021. Under the topic of “Adjustments to Taiwan’s Legal System Under the Solidarity Against the Pandemic Movement”, with perspectives from human rights law, resource allocation, and a comparison with the United State’s legal system, the observations serve as a basis for Taiwan to establish and strengthen its solidarity against the pandemic centered on human rights and rule of law.

In this issue of the Taiwan Law Review centered on “Adjustments to Tawian’s Legal System Under the Solidarity Against the Pandemic Movement,” edited by Yang Ming Chiao Tung University Institute of Public Health Policy and Legal Group Associate Professor Hsiu-I Yang, led readers to think about the unprecedented emergence of Taiwan’s solidarity against the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific questions include, “How can we ensure that community values are not that of ‘the strong bullying the weak’ and that unity does not benefit elite autocracy and technology hegemony?” Associate Professor Yang believes that it is extremely important to adhere to the spirit of human rights and the rule of law. The three essays within this issue brings new perspectives to local industry, government, and academia, to discuss COVID-19’s enlightenment on Taiwan’s epidemic prevention policies and laws.

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