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Wire-tapping: Invasion of Privacy or Means of National Security?

Sean Madsen December 7, 2015

In a situation similar to the Edward Snowden case, the Korean public recently discovered that their government was monitoring people’s computers and cell phones with a wiretapping and online hacking system. News of the technology was revealed this July when an Italian company, Hacking Team, was hacked themselves revealing 400GB of hacking content and a list… Continue Reading »


November 14th Protest’s Human Rights Investigation

Sean Madsen December 4, 2015

On November 14, 2015, tens of thousands of Korean citizens protested labor reform laws that would introduce the wage peak system, relax conditions for employers to terminate employees, and reduce job security in all sectors. The protesters were blocked in their march to the Blue House by 700 police buses and a police force wielding steel… Continue Reading »


NHRCK Releases its NAP plan to Ensure Human Rights in the Workplace

Sean Madsen December 1, 2015

On the 2nd of November, NHRCK announced that they would endorse the layout of a system regarding human rights management to the government to stop human rights violations in corporations. This policy’s source isn’t simply from the NHRCK but rather the initiative came from the UN. Such a policy would bring about many changes in the… Continue Reading »


Arrests without a Warrant Valid only under Emergency Situations

Sean Madsen November 20, 2015

On the 27th the National Human Rights Commission of Korea announced that their ruling that arresting someone without a warrant under a non-emergency condition is a violation of one’s personal liberty guaranteed by the constitution and recommended that the involved police officers receive a warning and job training on protocol for arrests without a warrant. According to the… Continue Reading »

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