(Joint Press Release) The position of Korean human rights NGOs and labor groups regarding the official press conference of the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, Maina Kiai. 29th January, 2016. By Lee Dong-hwa. The UN has expressed serious concern about regression of the rights to freedom of peaceful …
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28th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3 : Promotion and Protection of Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights   General Debate Oral Statement delivered by Ms. Ha Na Kim   13 March 2015 Thank you, Mr. President,   MINBYUN welcomes the Report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. Michel Forst on …
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1. Dissolution of the UPP   On December 19, 2014 the Constitutional Court ordered the dissolution of the Unified Progressive Party (“UPP”), stripping 5 lawmakers with the UPP of their seats in the National Assembly.   The Constitutional Court held that the UPP became controlled by the leading core or group with hidden or real …
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1. Dissolution of the UPP   On December 19, 2014 the Constitutional Court ordered the dissolution of the Unified Progressive Party (“UPP”), stripping 5 lawmakers with the UPP of their seats in the National Assembly.   The Constitutional Court held that the UPP became controlled by the leading core or group with hidden or real …
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1. Disciplinary Action against the Human Rights Lawyers   Last October, the Prosecutors’ Office submitted to the Korean Bar Association (“KBA”) the application for commencement of the disciplinary action against seven Minbyun lawyers.  The government claimed in the applications that the lawyers violated professional ethics when they were acting in the best interest of their …
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To The Human Rights Committee:   Re: Updates on Key Human Rights Concerns with respect to adoption of the LOI for the Country Report of the Republic of Korea   March 11, 2015   1. Dissolution of the UPP   On December 19, 2014 the Constitutional Court ordered the dissolution of the Unified Progressive Party …
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  WRITTEN STATEMENT ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS CONDITIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA     1.              The human rights conditions in the Republic of Korea (“ROK”) have been dramatically deteriorated over the last decade. In particular, the right to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly and association, the right to freedom of opinion and conscience, and …
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MINBYUN has submitted the allegation letters to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers and on the Human Rights Defenders regarding the Application of Disciplinary Action against MINBYUN member lawyers on 21 Jan. 2015.   Please find attached and below   [Minbyun] Allegation Letter _ SP HRD [Minbyun] Allegation Letter _ …
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Allegation letter to -       The Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association -       The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of the right to freedom of opinion and expression   l  Case: Republic of Korea – Dissolution of the Unified Progressive Party l  Date: 30 December 2014 l  Submitting Organization: …
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Allegation letter to the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association   l Case: Requests of the dissolution of the Unified Progressive Party by the Republic of Korea government l Date: 4 March, 2014 l Submitting Organization: MINBYUN – Lawyers for a Democratic Society A. Essential Information B. Helpful …
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