NEPAL / REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Blind amnesty and systematic segregation

Date: June 19, 2014 Document id: ALRC-COS-26-20-2014 HRC section: Item 3, General Debate Speaker: Mr. MOON JeongHo Oral Statement to the 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organization with general consultative status NEPAL / REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Blind amnesty and systematic segregation Thank you Mr. President, The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC)expresses its deep concern about the absence of investigation into the systematic segregation regulation and policy that resulted in at least 500 deaths in a so-called ‘welfare’ facility in the Republic of Korea during the 1970s and 80s. The Ordinance no. 10 of the Ministry of Home Affairs, […]

Republic of Korea: State’s systematic segregation policy and law results in 513 deaths in a ‘concentration camp’ (“Auschwitz” in South Korea)

ALRC-CWS-26-14-2014 June 6, 2014 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twenty sixth session, Agenda Item 3, General Debates A joint written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre, People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) and a committee for the real truth of the case of Hyungje Bok-ji-won consisting of civil society organizations[1] Republic of Korea: State’s systematic segregation policy and law results in 513 deaths in a ‘concentration camp’ (“Auschwitz” in South Korea) 1. As a result of industrialization and urbanization in the Republic of Korea, the society faced a rapid growth of capital which triggered massive migration from the rural areas to the urban areas. Those […]

Denial of the right of conscientious objection to military service in South Korea

Item 11(g) : CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE QUESTION OF: CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION TO MILITARY SERVICE 17. Denial of the right of conscientious objection to military service in South Korea Link to UNCHR COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS Fifty-eighth Session Item 11(g) of the Provisional Agenda CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE QUESTION OF: CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION TO MILITARY SERVICE Written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), A non-governmental organisation with general consultative status Denial of the right of conscientious objection to military service in Republic of Korea 1. The Commission has reaffirmed the universal right to conscientiously object to military service as a legitimate exercise of the right […]