Press Statement by the defense counsel regarding the Constitutional Court’s decision disbanding the Unified Progressive Party   The defense counsel of the Unified Progressive Party has done its best to keep the democracy of our society. However, we could not fulfill the duties and, as a result, a situation that the democracy of our society …
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MINBYUN’s Official Statement on the Application for Commencement of Disciplinary Action submitted by the Prosecutors’ Office against the MINBYUN Member Lawyers who were defending Human Rights and Social Justice     On 3 November 2014, Soo-Nam KIM, the Chief Prosecutor from the Seoul Central District of the Prosecutors’ Office (‘the Office’) officially submitted to the …
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This statement and presentation are made for the 25th session of Human Rights Council held in March  2014, Geneva. This information includes the situation of human rights defenders in South Korea, as well as some current issues that Minbyun dealt with. In particular, the oral statement can be available at the UN Human Rights Council’s …
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Appendix I_Victims LoAtoSRhealth_Final_Eng LoAtoSRHRD_Final_Eng LoAtoSRtoxicwaste_Final_Eng   Letter of Allegation to the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health     1.      Alleged Victims   -      20 previous workers at Samsung Electronics who have applied for industrial accident compensation. (Appendix 1)[1] -      Many …
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MINBYUN condemns the lawsuit by the National Intelligence Service On June 5, 2013, it was confirmed that on May 10, 3 agents from the National Intelligence Service(‘NIS’) filed a lawsuit against Mr. Kyung-uk Jang, Mr. Yong-min Kim, and Mr. Seung-bong Yang, member lawyers of MINBYUN-Lawyers for a Democratic Society(‘MINBYUN’) for 200,000,000 Korean Won each in …
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MINBYUN – Lawyers for a Democratic Society is currently seeking testimonies from those that have been subjected to mandatory HIV testing in order to receive or renew an E2 visa. The Korean Government has yet to explain the link between classroom teaching and HIV infection, require that Korean nationals with the same employment undergo testing, …
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On 25 October 2012, the Republic of Korea was reviewed under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which is a process to review the overall human rights situation and records of all 193 UN Member States. Unfortunately, the Government did not make a positive response to most recommendations made during the UPR session, except the withdrawal …
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The following submission was prepared by 53 South Korean NGOs for the 14th session of the Universal Periodic Review, a process that examines the human rights records of UN Member States, and covers issues such as anti-discrimination legislation, women’s rights, capital punishment, freedom of religion, migrants’ rights, freedom of expression, etc. Click to [peekaboo name=”submission” …
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The following is an urgent appeal from 2008 to the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council by several South Korean NGOs regarding the Korea-US negotiations on beef imports. [peekaboo name="appeal" onshow="Click to hide" onhide="Click to see the contents."] [peekaboo_content name="appeal"] Joint NGO Urgent Appeal Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council 14 JULY 2008 …
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Asian NGOs Urge the New Asian Member States of the Council ‐ Malaysia, the Maldives, Qatar and Thailand to Strictly Comply with the Highest Human Rights Standards 22 June 2010, Bangkok/Geneva – The UN Human Rights Council (Council) convened its organizational meeting yesterday on its fifth annual cycle (2010‐2011) and elected Ambassador Sihasak Phuangketkeow, the …
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