Immigration Detention in Taiwan, Province of China

Detention is an important tool of immigration control in Taiwan (Province of China). However, the country is not a member of the United Nations and thus its detention practices are not subject to international human rights laws. Nevertheless, Taiwan has long aspired to UN status and it has included key provisions from human rights treaties in its legislation. Immigration detention has been regulated in domestic law since 1999 and detainee numbers have steadily fallen in recent years.