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ANFREL STATEMENT: More Investigation Required into State Agencies’ Interference with 2012 South Korean Presidential Election

Soo Yon Suh January 8, 2014

Recently the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) has released a statement regarding South Korea’s ongoing controversy of the government’s involvement in its 2012 Presidential Elections. More Investigation Required into State Agencies’ Interference with 2012 South Korean Presidential Election December 18th, 2013 BANGKOK, 18 December 2013 – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), a regional… Continue Reading »

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South Korea: Civil society’s concerns over re-appointment of Hyun Byung-Chul as NHRCK Chair Process must include broad and inclusive consultations, including with civil society

Soo Yon Suh July 19, 2012

ANNI Press Statement: 16 July 2012 South Korea: Civil society’s concerns over re-appointment of Hyun Byung-Chul as NHRCK Chair Process must include broad and inclusive consultations, including with civil society The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) expresses its concerns over the announcement of the Presidential Office on the re-appointment of the… Continue Reading »

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Amnesty International SOUTH KOREA: REAPPOINTMENT PROCESS OF NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION NOT TRANSPARENT

Soo Yon Suh July 19, 2012

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT AI index: ASA 25/003/2012 13 July 2012 Reappointment process of National Human Rights Commission not transparent Amnesty International is concerned that the independence and the credibility of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) is under threat, with the proposed reappointment of its Chairperson. The Presidential Office of South Korea… Continue Reading »

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Asian Human Rights Commission: NHRCK should take a stand for universally declared human rights rather than for government policy

Soo Yon Suh July 10, 2012

A Statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission SOUTH KOREA: NHRCK should take a stand for universally declared human rights rather than for government policy The Presidential Office announced that the current chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) will be reappointed for three-year tenure. According to the office, the main reason… Continue Reading »

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