A/HRC/WG.6/2/KOR/3 25 March 2008 Summary Prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in accordance with Paragragh 15 (C) of the annex to Human Rights Council Resolution 5/1 Republic of Korea I. BACKGROUND AND FRAMEWORK A. Scope of international obligations 1. In a joint submission, Lawyers for a Democratic Society, People’s Solidarity …
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  Joint NGO Written Information Second Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Republic of Korea 25 January 2008 Submitted by MINBYUN-Lawyers for a Democratic Society, PSPD-People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, Korea Women’s Association United (KWAU), Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet, NGOs in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the Untied Nations …
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MIMBYUN-Lawyers for a Democratic Society Korea Solidarity for Conscientious Objection (KSCO) Korean Government cancelled Alternative Civilian Service Report to the United Nations Human Rights Council 10th Session (2-27 March 2009) Item 3 ; WG Arbitrary Detention  Table of Contents  Executive Summary……………………………………………………………………………….. 3 1. Outline of Military Service Regulations……………………………………………….. 5 2. Conscientious Objection to Military Service……………………………………………. …
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Joint oral statement delivered by Mr. Young-seok Chang on behalf of MINBYUN-Lawyers for a Democratic Society and PSPD-People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy[1] 10th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, Ms. Raquel …
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The Situation of Human Rights Defenders  in the Republic of Korea Mr. Kim Byoung-joo Lawyer (MINBYUN-Lawyers for a Democratic Society)          1. Introduction    Firstly, I thank FORUM-ASIA for this invitation. And it’s my pleasure to be here with Ms. Margaret Sekaggya, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, and other honourable guests. …
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Human Rights & Freedom of Expression in the Republic of Korea                                                               Mr. Kim Byoung-joo Lawyer, MINBYUN-Lawyers for a Democratic Society         1. General    As you know, since the democratization movement of the late 1980s effectively ended military dictatorship in the Republic of Korea, the country has made great strides towards ensuring broadening and protecting human …
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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Tenth session Agenda item 4 Human Rights Situation in South Korea1 1. MINBYUN-Lawyers for a Democratic Society, a non-governmental organization in special consultative, wishes draw the attention of the 10th session of Human Rights Council to the deteriorating human rights situation in South Korea since February 2008. 2. The South Korean government …
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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Eleventh session Agenda item 4   22 May 2009 Human Rights Situation in the Republic of Korea[1]  MINBYUN – Lawyers for a Democratic Society wishes to draw the attention of the 11th session of Human Rights Council to the situation in the Republic of Korea, in which a number of human rights …
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Urgent Appeal to Special Rapporteur on the promotion and the protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression 1. Case : Prosecutors’ indictment of producers of ‘PD notebook’, the documentary program for an investigative report on mad cow disease and making writer’s personal emails public during investigation  2. Background  ‘PD notebook’, a documentary …
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Urgent Appeal to Special Rapporteur on the promotion and the protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression 1. Case A content-based disapproval of using Seoul Plaza and blockade of City Hall and Chungkye stream area 2. Background  Ever since the traumatic experience with the nationwide candlelit protests against Mad Cow Disease and …
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