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URN etd-0306117-114832
Author Mark Rostern
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Department International Master Program in Asia-Pacific Affairs (IMAPA)
Year 2016
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language English
Title Is the Lack of De Jure Recognition of Taiwan Detrimental to Self-Determination?: A Human Rights Case for Recognizing Taiwan as a Normal Country
Date of Defense 2017-01-12
Page Count 178
Keyword
  • Taiwan
  • Taiwanese independence
  • self-determination of peoples
  • international law
  • cross-strait relations
  • Abstract The broad lack of de jure recognition accorded to the state of Taiwan by most of the international community is detrimental to the international human right of self-determination of the people of Taiwan. In its bilateral relations with Taiwan, the international community at large complies with international law’s requirement of treating Taiwan as a sovereign state, in a de facto sense, by legally recognizing the sovereignty of Taiwanese statehood. Although this does not directly offend Taiwanese self-determination in the present, the ambiguity puts Taiwan at greater risk of annexation from China than if de jure recognition were granted. Taiwan would lose its statehood, according to a constitutive perspective, and its self-determination would be violated should the international community at large reverse itself by treating Taiwan as sub-sovereign to China. When the ‘one China’ policy is extended beyond the bilateral context to deny Taiwan representation in the United Nations (UN), this is a violation of the principle of universalism that offends Taiwanese self-determination by blocking the nation’s right to realize its representation in the world body. Besides ensuring that Taiwan has an unequal voice in international arena to defend itself against Chinese annexation, exclusion from the UN membership effectively cuts Taiwan off from access to UN peace mechanisms that could help reduce the likelihood of war in cross-strait relations.
    Advisory Committee
  • Chuei-Ling Shin - chair
  • Haga, Kai-yin Allison - co-chair
  • Lin , Wen-cheng - advisor
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  • Indicate in-campus at 99 year and off-campus access at 99 year.
    Date of Submission 2017-07-24

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