South Korean Human Rights Monitor


Seoul Announces Plans to Create Human Rights Tour

Dahee Kim April 11, 2015

According to a Kyunghyang Shinmun report released on 07 April 2015, the Seoul government plans to make a human rights tour route. It aims to offer a public educational ground for human rights through introducing places in which human rights abuses took place in the past, the Seoul government announced on April 07. The tour… Continue Reading »


ICC deferred its re-accreditation of ‘A’ status on the NHRCK again

Dahee Kim April 9, 2015

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) received the notice of postponement regarding its re-accreditation of ‘A’ status again from the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions (ICC, not to be confused with the International Criminal Court). This was the third consecutive deferral by the ICC after first deferring its rating decision for the… Continue Reading »


New Korean Wave? The Spread of Korean-made Arms

Dahee Kim April 1, 2015

“New Korean Wave: Korean-made Arms” – this is the title of news reports from South Korean newspapers and mass media boasting about the rapid growth of exports from Korea’s arms industry. According to the news, weapons manufactured in Korea are receiving much attention from Southeast Asian countries,  particularly in Indonesia, an emerging economic power in… Continue Reading »


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 »

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