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) 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.”