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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 »

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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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CIVICUS-PSPD UN Universal Periodical Review Submission for South Korea

Soo Yon Suh April 26, 2012

Republic of Korea Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 14th Session of the UPR Working Group Submitted 23 April 2012 Joint Submission by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, and People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD). NGOs in General Consultative Status and Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC 1. CIVICUS: Alliance for Citizen Participation Web:… Continue Reading »

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Former UN Special Rapporteur to meet South Korean Minister regarding Comfort Women Issue

Soo Yon Suh February 20, 2012

In amidst the recent South Korean Constitutional Court ruling that the failure to act by the South Korean government regarding comfort women, over 200,000 Asian women, majority Korean, who were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II,  was deemed unconstitutional the South Korean ministry released that the Foreign Minister, Kim Sung-hwan,… Continue Reading »

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