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AHRC TV: Indian building safety violations lead to deaths in fire and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 259

This week Just Asia begins with India, where criminal disdain for human life was seen again in a blaze claiming 22 young lives in a coaching institution in Surat, Gujarat, one of the country’s wealt...

SOUTH KOREA: Gwangju 2019 Human Rights Awards Ceremony and the People’s Forum on State Violence

Gwangju, May 21, 2019 On the May 18th, at the Gwangju city, the May 18 Memorial Foundation held the annual human rights award ceremony followed by people’s forum “Genocide and Refugee: State Viole...

SOUTH KOREA: Eugene Soh, a great lover of genuine democracy passes away. 진정 민주주의를 사랑했던 서유진 선생 세상을 떠나다

Click here to Read the Korean Version On 16th May 2019, Eugene Soh, a man who dedicated his entire adult life working to defeat the military dictatorship in South Korea, passed away after a brief illn...

SOUTH KOREA/HONG KONG: Gwangju Asia Forum 2018

For this year’s Gwangju Asia Forum, the May 18 Memorial Foundation is once again providing a unique platform for exchanging and networking with democracy and human rights activists in Asia. The ‘G...

SOUTH KOREA: Ghosts from the dictatorial past haunts innocent civilians even today

Dr. Kang Yong-ju is a medical doctor from Gwangju, South Korea. Dr. Kang is a victim of the notorious National Security Law and the Security Surveillance Act of South Korea. When Kang was a student in...

아시아 인권헌장, 그 중요성과 목적

아시아 인권헌장, 또는 민중헌장은 1998년 5월 17일 광주에서 공포되었다. 헌장은 수백여 단체들과 개인들의 지지를 받으며 아시아인권위원회가 전적으...

SOUTH KOREA: May 18 Academy programme 7-19 September, 2015

A Press Release from May 18 Academy forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) The May 18 Academy 2015 Period of Application Submission: 1 – 30, June, 2015 The May 18 Academy is an ed...

SOUTH KOREA: How can we expect the NHRCK which blames civil society rather than stepping up its efforts for improvement fulfill its mandates as a NHRI?

For more information or inquiries, please contact Ms. Eun-ji KANG by email (khis21[at]hanmail.net) from Korean House for International Solidarity. – Chairperson Hyun Byung-cheol should reflect o...

SOUTH KOREA: National Assembly Member Lee Seok-ki and severalothers convicted

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information that in South Korea, there are deep concerns over the so-called ‘insurrection conspiracy charges against National Assembl...

SOUTH KOREA: Reprisals against lawyers in a civilised society

Reprisals against lawyers defending the right of the accused are a historical reality of past military and authoritarian regime in South Korea. Those who received either disciplinary punishment or imp...

SOUTH KOREA: We want the truth of the Sewol Ferry Tragedy

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Gayoon Baek (sewolho416@gmail.com) For more, please visit www.facebook.com/solidarityforsewol or www.sewolho416.org/category/English. 1. Background The Sewol Ferry bo...

SOUTH KOREA: Clandestine war for national memory

National history is written from a certain perspective. And, it can be rewritten later from other perspectives. However, it should not be forgotten that the purpose of having a national history, which...

SOUTH KOREA: Sewol Families Committee’s Position on the Agreement Between the Rival Parties Regarding the Special Sewol Bill

For more information or media inquiry, please contact People’s Committee for the Sewol Ferry Tragedy (Ms. Gayoon Baek, sewolho416@gmail.com, +82 (0)2 723 5051). We oppose the agreement between t...

SOUTH KOREA: International Solidarity Week to Remember the Sewol Ferry Tragedy

International Solidarity Week to Re member the Sewol Ferry Tragedy – The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol! Period: 8 August 2014 (Fri) ~ 14 August 2014 (Thu) On April 16, 2014, hundreds of de...

SOUTH KOREA: Ferry Sinks National Morale

On April 16 of this year, a ferry sank and hundreds of lives were lost. Many students who died were from a single school. Dozens of passengers are still missing. This incident has signalled the public...

SOUTH KOREA: Unlimited punishment for holding different thoughts and ideas

It is widely reported that Acts relating to national security created in various names throughout in Asia have been used, not to protect national security per se, but to oppress persons holding differ...

SOUTH KOREA: Legislatures’ attempt to undermine fair trial

While the alleged fabrication and concealment of evidence by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) is gaining more weight in a case of Mr. Yu who is on trial, charged with violation of National Se...

SOUTH KOREA: Individualising traditional values fails to break the chain of poverty

A mother and her two daughters were found dead in Seoul on February 26. According to the media, they committed suicide due to poverty. The mother had been working in a restaurant for a living since th...

SOUTH KOREA: Sexual harassment in the workplace is organised violence

In a meeting held on February 4, organised by the Korean Women’s Development Institute where around 500 so-called women ‘leaders’ participated, President Park Geun-hye delivered a speech that he...

SOUTH KOREA: Renault Samsung Motors should stop the disadvantage actions to the victim of sexual harassment and the colleague who assisted her with the court case

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you the following press release announcement from Korean Women Link & Human Right Organisations from South Korea. For fu...