label r shifted
Session B7
From Colonialism to Reconciliation : Indigenous Human Rights in Taiwan
謝若蘭 Jolan Hsieh
Ethnic Relations and Cultures, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

Since 1948 human rights have been formally acknowledged within the international political and legal order, human rights have become a hallmark of international law and are often claimed as an attribute of democratic political orders. Taiwan, indeed, links human rights with democracy in its standard of world-class democratic society. Among the various rights movements across different times in Taiwan, the presence of indigenous and indigenous women rights often goes obscure. Although in recent years there has been a great deal of publications on Taiwanese indigenous movements, most literature is constructed under the structure of the indigenous knowledge system, while insisting on the status and value of indigenous autonomy, tend to overlook the historical context in Taiwanese society of indigenous peoples and indigenous women who participated in social movements. This paper primarily to bring forward the directions of interests of the indigenous peoples with lens of gender/ethnic/glass in indigenous social movements of Taiwan.

KEY WORDS: indigenous peoples, social movement, collective rights, justice.