South Korean Human Rights Monitor



CCTV infringing upon human rights of persons with disabilities

Yoonyoung Choi July 2, 2013

The CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) is supposed to deter unwanted actions and document activity for later review and possible prosecution. It is commonly used in stores and sometimes in homes to prevent theft. Recently, the use of CCTV in an unconventional way has been discussed and implemented in child care centers and  lecturer training programs…. Continue Reading »


Seoul Metro Has Eyes on Passengers

Hong Ju You May 5, 2013

  The Seoul Subway Labor Union (SSLU) and Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Workers Union (SMRTWU) asserted that Seoul Metro is violating passengers’ human rights by installing surveillance cameras inside subway carriages. Labor unions at a press conference on April 2nd stated “Surveillance cameras violates privacy and can be used as a tool for public inspection.”… Continue Reading »


Two Main Presidential Nominees’ Election Pledges About Human Rights

Sang Kyul Park December 12, 2012

Park Geun-hye Moon Jae-in 1 Economic democratization to enhance the fairness Fulfillment of ‘human economy’ by job revolution 2 Construction of Korean welfare system Economic democratization of win-win cooperation 3 Supply of the growth engine and job creation through creation of economy Construction of welfare state and a society of gender equality 4 Establishment of… Continue Reading »


Installing CCTV in classroom infringes students’ basic rights

Inhoe Jeong March 19, 2012

There has been NHRCK(National Human Rights Commission of Korea) judgment that installing CCTVs in classrooms can infringe student’s basic human rights, even when its purpose is to prevent school violence. Education office of Seoul asked NHRCK whether installing CCTV in classroom can be a problem regarding human rights and on 14th NHRCK answered “irrelevant to… Continue Reading »

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