South Korean Human Rights Monitor



Baseball Player Kim Tae Kyun Apologizes for his Discriminatory Remarks

Yoonyoung Choi July 2, 2013

                      On June 10, in an online baseball radio program “Radio Ball,” the host of the show said he had asked Kim Tae Kyun currently playing for Hanwha Eagles which player of the opponent team he had found the toughest. Kim answered Shane Youman, a… Continue Reading »


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 »


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 »


Banner Advocating Sexual Minority’s Prohibited

Eunju Jeong March 7, 2013

Last November 2012, the Mapo Rainbow Resident’s Solidarity(MRRS) applied for a permit at the Mapo-gu District Office in Seoul to hang a banner to advocate sexual minority’s rights in the community. MRRS found in 2011, is a voluntary gathering that advocates LGBT’s rights and an alternative life style. The purpose of the banner was to… Continue Reading »


NHRCK Urge Official Apology and Compensation for Enforced Sex Slavery

Eung Cheol Kim February 21, 2013

Article written by: Cho Min Jung Translated by: Eung Cheol Kim On February 14, the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) stated Japan should officially apologize for enforcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II as well as reveal the truth, and compensate the women. This statement arose from the fact that… Continue Reading »


NHRCK recommendation released: Prepare a prevention plan on illegal surveillance of citizens

Eunju Jeong February 15, 2013

On the 7th of February, the National Human Rights Commission of Korea(NHRCK) made a recommendation to the South Korean president, the Chairmen of the National Assembly and the prime minister to legislate a prevention plan on illegal surveillance of citizens. Since the establishment of NHRCK in 2001, this is the first recommendation ever made to… Continue Reading »

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