South Korean Human Rights Monitor

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Weekly Digest: May 18 – May 24

Sooyoung Oh May 25, 2015

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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Eight out of ten Korean teens uninformed about labour rights

Dahee Kim May 20, 2015

“The minimum wage of South Korea is 5,580 won!” That is what a member of the K-pop group Girls Day, Hye-ri, said in an advertisement on an online part-time job site. After releasing the commercial, many people said they learned about the legal minimum wage and overtime pay through the commercial, and Hye-ri got the nickname “Marxdol”… Continue Reading »

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Biweekly Digest: May 3 – May 17

Sooyoung Oh May 18, 2015

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 may not… Continue Reading »

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Right to Safety amid a Culture of Short-termism

Dahee Kim May 15, 2015

Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights stipulates that “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.”. Considering the right to life, liberty and security of person as a fundamental human right, the Human Rights Committee in its General Comment 6 (1982) on Article 6 of the ICCPR (which protects the… Continue Reading »

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Weekly Digest: April 19 – May 2

Sooyoung Oh May 5, 2015

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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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 »

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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 »

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