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Category Archives: UN Human Rights Council


U.N. Committee of Inquiry’s report on North Korea establishes justifies grounds for foreign intervention

Kelly Jung March 3, 2014

On February 17, U.N.’s Committee of Inquiry published its first official report on the reality and response to human rights abuse in North Korea. This report clearly stated that the three continuous dictatorship regime is responsible for the human rights violations. This decision is significant because it gives a justified reason for a possible international… Continue Reading »


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 »


Human Rights Council 17th Session: Oral Statements

Soo Yon Suh June 13, 2011

In continued update in regards to the 17th United Nations Human Rights Council Session. Statements have been released in response to Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue’s report on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Republic of Korea National Human Rights Commission of Korea Amnesty International MINBYUN-Lawyers for a… Continue Reading »


UN 17th Session of the Human Rights Council: South Korea’s Government Oppression of Freedom of Expression Takes the Country a Step Back

Soo Yon Suh June 6, 2011

With the opening of the 17th Session of the Human Rights Council, Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue reported his findings on the mission to the Republic of Korea on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. According to the report the Special Rapporteur expressed concern for the restrictions on… Continue Reading »


South Korea: 17th Session of the Human Rights Council – Reports

Soo Yon Suh June 6, 2011

At the Session of the Human Rights Council the Republic of Korea (South Korea) was under the light for Freedom of Expression. Read about the findings of the Special Rapporteur below. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue Summary of… Continue Reading »

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