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Female Military Officer Commits Suicide after Repeated Sexual Harassment

Hong Ju You December 19, 2013

  A 28-year-old female captain, Captain A, burned coal briquettes inside her car and died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Her car was parked close to the military base where she worked. She left a note complaining about frequent sexual harassments from her senior, Major B. She was soon to get married with her fiancée. Captain… Continue Reading »

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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 »

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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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