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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An Open Letter to the Chief Justice of Myanmar (Burma) January 6th, 2012 Dear Chief Justice, MINBYUN – Lawyers for a Democratic Society, a legal NGO in Special Consultative Status with UNECOSOC in South Korea, is writing to you regarding the letter submitted to the Burmese president dated November 4th, 2011 by sixteen lawyers who …
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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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MADRE joined organizations from around the world in calling on the Donors’ Conference on Haiti to adopt a human rights-based approach to rebuilding Haiti. Attendees of the conference include: United States, Canada, France, Japan, EU (presidency with Spain until July 2010), Spain, Korea, Germany, Finland, Norway, Belgium, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Singapore, Kuwait, …
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