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[Human Rights Tour] National Museum of Korean Contemporary History

Daniel Corks July 18, 2014

This is the first in our human rights tour series, “10 places to visit as a socially conscious traveller in Korea” National Museum of Korean Contemporary History / 대한민국 역사 박물관 phone: 02-3703-9200 ♦ website: www.much.go.kr ♦ address: 198 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul In a nutshell More informative and entertaining than your typical museum. A good place to… Continue Reading »

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Government Institutions to Provide Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Education

Ekaterina Mozhaeva July 15, 2014

On July 1st of this year sexual harassment prevention measures have taken effect for all government institutions as part of the 2013 amendment to the Framework Act on Women’s Development. These new measures include at least one hour of mandatory sexual harassment prevention training per year and will allow the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family… Continue Reading »

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Weekly English Language Publication Digest: July 7 – July 13

Ekaterina Mozhaeva July 15, 2014

Every week South Korean Human Rights Monitor publishes a digest of articles and reports on important human rights issues related to Korea from domestic and international media, rights organizations and government agencies. Through this publication we hope to share other perspectives on issues that HRM covers and also to share information about issues that HRM… Continue Reading »

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Xenophobic Remarks in TV Broadcasts; NHRCK Issues Recommendations

Julie Min July 14, 2014

The National Human Rights Committee of Korea has issued recommendations to broadcasters regarding the use of expressions that are discriminatory toward foreigners, including migrants, and to come up with measures to prevent their use. This recommendation is based on the result of television broadcast monitoring conducted by the NHRCK from May to September of last… Continue Reading »

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Weekly English Language Publication Digest: June 30 – July 6

Ekaterina Mozhaeva July 8, 2014

Every week South Korean Human Rights Monitor publishes a digest of articles and reports on important human rights issues related to Korea from domestic and international media, rights organizations and government agencies. Through this publication we hope to share other perspectives on issues that HRM covers and also to share information about issues that HRM… Continue Reading »

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Court Orders Government Restitution for Victims of the Jeju Massacre

Elizabeth Na July 8, 2014

The following article is based on: Huh HoJoon; Jun 26 2014; “제주 예비검속 희생자 유족에 국가배상 판결“; Hankyoreh In consideration of the massacre that took place in Jeju, and the conflicts that occurred between citizens and the government from 1948 to 1949, the government has been ordered to pay restitution to families of victims that had filed litigation. The Gwangju High Court,… Continue Reading »

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Another LGBT Festival Faces Opposition In Daegu

Elizabeth Na July 7, 2014

The following article is based on: Lee HoJoon; Jun 25 2014; “뜨거운 감자된 性 소수자 축제“; Maeil Shinmun; and was edited to reflect information from after the event. The Daegu LGBTQ Rights Festival was scheduled to be held on the 28th of June at 2’28 Main Memorial Park, but an alliance of Protestant organizations attempted to prevent the festival from… Continue Reading »

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Weekly English Language Publication Digest: June 23 – June 29

Ekaterina Mozhaeva July 1, 2014

Every week South Korean Human Rights Monitor publishes a digest of articles and reports on important human rights issues related to Korea from domestic and international media, rights organizations and government agencies. Through this publication we hope to share other perspectives on issues that HRM covers and also to share information about issues that HRM… Continue Reading »

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Poor Safety Regulations Revealed in Geriatric Care System

Elizabeth Na June 30, 2014

The following article is based on: Health Josei Ilbo; Jun 11 2014; “장성요양병원화재참사…노인요양시설안전불감증심각“ On the 28th of May, there was a large fire in Hyosil Long Term Care Hospital in Jangsung City, as was previously reported on HRM. The fire took 20 patients’ lives and the life of a hospital worker. Experts and civic society representatives have concluded after an… Continue Reading »

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