South Korean Human Rights Monitor


Daniel Corks August 21, 2014

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The information here is taken from the UN’s website, and from the book Human rights; questions and answers by Leah Levin. (You can download the book from UNESCO’s website here.)
Also, the information on the basic principles of human rights (sections 2 and 4 here) is often summarized in UN publications meant for the general public, such as this one (see pg. 9-16).

The menu on the right will take you to each of the pages, and the full table of contents is below.

Table of Contents

  1. List of Basic Rights
    1. Civil and Political Rights
    2. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
    3. Notes
  2. Human Rights Principles
    1. Main Characteristics
    2. Obligations
      1. Rights Holders and Duty Bearers
      2. Respect, Protect, Fulfill
      3. Immediate Obligations and Progressive Obligations
        1. Immediate Obligations
        2. Progressive Obligations
  3. Treaties and Committees
    1. International Bill of Rights
    2. Core Treaties
    3. Areas Covered by Other Treaties
  4. Mechanisms: Promotion and Enforcement
    1. General
    2. Specific Means
      1. Human Rights Council
        1. Universal Periodic Review
        2. Special Procedures
      2. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
      3. Human Rights Defenders
  5. Common Misunderstandings
    1. Equality is not Identicality; Freedom is not Anarchy
      1. Equality
      2. Freedom
    2. Criminal Punishment of Rights Violators?
    3. Rights of Prisoners
    4. Universality, Indivisibility, Interdependence and Interrelatedness of all Rights
  6. Modern Challenges around the World
    1. Groups
      1. Racial Discrimination and Minorities
      2. Children
      3. Women: Discrimination and Violence
      4. Transnational Corporations (TNCs)
      5. Globalization
      6. Right to Development
    2. Acts
      1. Slavery and Modern Slavery-like Practices
      2. Torture
      3. Freedom of Opinion and Expression
  7. Modern Challenges in South Korea
    1. Groups
      1. Women
      2. Migrant Workers
      3. Globalization
      4. Refugees
      5. Discrimination in Education
      6. Statelessness
    2. Acts
      1. Slavery: Debt Bondage, Human Trafficking, Forced Prostitution and Child Prostitution
      2. Freedom of Opinion and Expression
      3. Right to Rest and Leisure
      4. Adequate Standard of Living
      5. Conscientious Objectors and the Right to Refuse to Kill


About Author

Daniel Corks

Daniel worked as an HRM intern before becoming a research fellow at KHRF and taking on the role of editor on the HRM project. He is currently an assistant professor at Dongshin University. View all posts by Daniel Corks →

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