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Category Archives: Gangjeong Village Jeju – Naval Base Construction


The UN warns Korea over violating the rights to express and protest

JiEun Lee January 24, 2014

Upon learning the cases of unfair dismissal of MBC and YTN union members as well as oppression of protesters of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction by the police, the UN warned the Korean government that it is abusing the rights to free expression and free assembly and free association as well as invading fundamental human rights. The report is scheduled… Continue Reading »


UN Special Rapporteur on the Status of Human Rights Defenders Visit Report

Soo Yon Suh June 18, 2013

Special Rapporteur, Ms. Margaret Sekaggya, has completed her investigation on the status of human rights defenders here in South Korea and expressed concerns and recommended improvement. To implement the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders established in 1998 the Commission on Human Rights established in 2000 the mandate on the situation of human rights defenders. Since… Continue Reading »


UN Rapporteur To Investigate Status of Human Rights Defenders in South Korea

Hong Ju You April 10, 2013

The Korean Human Rights NGOs Network on International Advocacy met on March 25 to prepare for an upcoming meeting with Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defender of United Nations, Ms. Margaret Sekaggaya, in May. Ms. Sekaggaya has planned several meetings with government agencies and human rights NGOs to discuss on-going human rights… Continue Reading »


[Statement] International Support for Gangjeong Village Naval Base Construction

Soo Yon Suh April 10, 2012

Right Livelihood Award Laureates Petition   Statement of Support Statement of Support by the Right Livelihood Award Laureates for the nonviolent struggle against the construction of the Korean/USA Naval Base in Gangjeong, on the Peace Island of Jeju, Republic of Korea.

 We, Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award wish to express our deepest concern regarding… Continue Reading »

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