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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 »

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Weekly News Brief, Sept 4 ~ Sept 10 South Korean Human Rights

Dustin Cole September 14, 2011

The City Assembly of Incheon Tries to Enact “The Charter on Teachers’ Rights” Sept. 7, 2011 Sodam Kim Since the adoption of the Seoul Charter of Student Rights, anxiety toward the harm of the rights of the teachers has been increasing. Many people were concerned because they thought that students would ignore teachers who lost… Continue Reading »

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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 »

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International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) held in Jamaica

Soo Yon Suh June 6, 2011

From May 17-25, 2011, the World Council of Churches (WCC) met in Kingston, Jamaica to hold the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC). Nearly 1,000 participants from 100 nations gathered to celebrate the achievements of the past decade, acknowledge violence and injustice around the world, and to encourage commitment to nonviolence, peace and justice. Under the… Continue Reading »

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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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Human Rights Council opens its 17th session

Soo Yon Suh June 6, 2011

FROM THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: “Experience shows that democratic transition is incomplete if it fails to include appropriate institutional reforms, including transitional justice processes, which are indispensable for the proper functioning of a democratic system” UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay told the 17th regular session of the… Continue Reading »

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