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4th Annual World Human Rights Cities Forum Opens in Gwangju

Soo Yon Suh May 27, 2014

18 May 2014 – Gwangju, Korea Under the theme of Towards a Global Alliance of Human Rights Cities for All, the two day 4th Annual World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) officially kicked off on 16 May 2014 at the Kimdaejung Convention Center in the Metropolitan City of Gwangju. This forum was a continuation of the… Continue Reading »


North Korean Defector Kwangho Kim’s Family Safely Returned to South Korea

Somin Kim August 23, 2013

North Korean Defector Kwangho Kim, his wife, and his one-year-old daughter who were detained in China safely returned to South Korea. Mr. Kim defected from North Korea in 2009 with his wife, but went back with his family after attaining South Korean citizenship. The family appeared on Chosun Joongang TV (a North Korean broadcasting network)… Continue Reading »


[Thoughts…]Conflicts between Men and Women Spark Animosity on the Internet

Yoo-Rim Lee August 7, 2013

For a long time, Korea, as a society, struggled between the culture of patriarchal society and gender equality. The feud over the internet between men and women recently has become more intensified as the struggle continued. Some of the twitters and posts suggest that there is further segregation between men and women rather than establishing… Continue Reading »


‘Legal Prison Break’? Everyone not equal under law.

Somin Kim July 16, 2013

    Suspicions on law enforcement is growing after several cases of abuse of the suspension of punishment has surfaced. According to the Korean constitution, prison sentence can be suspended or stopped if there is a reasonable and significant reason such as severe health problem or parents’ death. The clauses were enacted to protect the… Continue Reading »


UN Appointed Three North Korea Human Rights Investigators

Hong Ju You May 30, 2013

  The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Remigiusz A. Henczel, announced Michael Donald Kirby, Sonja Biserko and Marzuki Darusman as the members of the commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations in North Korea. Michael Kirby, a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, will chair the inquiry. Sonja Biserko, is… Continue Reading »

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