South Korean Human Rights Monitor


The Buried History: The Mass Killing of Civilians during the Korean War

Dahee Kim March 18, 2015

Not only every Korean but also many outside the country have heard of the Korean War, the bloody battle between South Korea and North Korea, as it is one of national tragedies for Koreans. Korean society has by and large finished dealing with aftermath the Korean War with, however, one of the worst atrocities of the Korean War, the… Continue Reading »


[Human Rights Tour] Jeon Tae-Il Bridge

Youbin Kang March 13, 2015

Jeon Tae-Il Bridge / 전태일 다리 (버들다리) Address: Jongno 5-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul In a nutshell A hidden gem. Worth a detour while visiting Cheonggyecheon and Dongdaemun to reflect on the sacrifices made for Korea’s labor movement. Location Central Seoul, on Cheonggyecheon near Dongdaemun Hours / Holidays public bridge; open at all times Languages Korean only, but not a… Continue Reading »


The Neglected Elderly Women Sexually Assaulted in Korean Society

Dahee Kim March 11, 2015

Last December in Incheon, Korea, a molested body of an elderly woman was found in a suitcase. It turned out later that the grandmother had been raped and murdered by an acquaintance. Meanwhile, in Busan, another elderly woman was found hanging in her house. This old lady was also raped, and left for dead. According to the… Continue Reading »


No place for LGBTIQ foundation in Korea

Dahee Kim February 18, 2015

On 9th Feb 2015, “Beyond the Rainbow Foundation”, a LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning) foundation applying for incorporation in Korea, announced it was denied its incorporation by government. Other advocacy and solidarity groups for LGBT individuals exist, such as Donginryun, but this is the first such organization to seek incorporation. As only incorporated… Continue Reading »

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