South Korean Human Rights Monitor

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Weekly English Language Publication Digest: September 7 – September 13

Sooyoung Oh September 14, 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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NHRCK: Rejecting Applicants based on Family Member’s Mental Condition is Discrimination

Sooyoung Oh September 9, 2014

On September 2nd, the National Human Rights Commission of Korea ruled that eliminating candidates from job applications due to mental conditions of family members is a discriminatory act. A, a high school student applying to the Aviation department at a university, passed the document evaluation process but failed the physical examination because of his mother’s… Continue Reading »

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Weekly English Language Publication Digest: September 1 – September 6

Sooyoung Oh September 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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[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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