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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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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