What does ACT mean by “right to self-determination”?

A:

Self-determination is the principle in that a group of self-governing people have the right to freely choose their sovereignty and international political status with no external compulsion or external interference. We believe this can only come about fairly in a referendum by all Taiwanese, where the issue of change in status is clearly laid out.

The United Nations has enshrined the right to self-determination in the UN Charter, and in both the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)[14] and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The two Covenants read: “All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.”


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