(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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* PDF file: NGO Response to the List of Issues Concerns and Recommendations on the Republic of Korea NGO Submission to The UN Human Rights Committee   115th Session, 19 October 2015 – 6 November 2015   Submitted by South Korean Human Rights Organizations Network (83 NGOs)       Executive Summary   The South Korean …
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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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On March 24th, 2006 Korean and US NGOs submitted a letter to the United States Trade Representative voicing concern about copyright issues arising due to the Korea-US FTA Negotiation. Read the [peekaboo name="letter" onshow="Click to hide" onhide="Coalition Letter of NGOs to the United States Trade Representative"] [peekaboo_content name="letter"] March 24th, 2006 Ambassador Rob Portman United …
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Informal consultations of the Commission on Human Rights Palais des Nations 22 November 2005 Joint Statement of Asian NGOs on the proposed Human Rights Council We, the following Asian NGOs welcome the informal consultations of the Commission on Human Rights at the initiative of the President of the sixtieth session of the General Assembly and …
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Joint NGO Submission The 14th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Republic of Korea 23 April 2012 Submitted by The Korean NGO Coalition for the 2nd Cycle of the UPR on the Republic of Korea The 53 Korean NGOs participating in the preparation of the submission are as follows: Advocates for Public Interest Law …
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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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