Republic of Korea (South Korea): Terrorism Prevention Bill: granting greater scope for increased human rights violations
The National Intelligence Service, a secretive agency about which Amnesty International has expressed concern, announced on 12 November 2001 that the South Korean government was set to enact the Terrorism Prevention Bill shortly.
Republic of Korea (South Korea): summary of concerns and recommendations to candidates for the Presidential elections in December 2002
Includes concerns regarding refugee status determination procedures and the treatment of migrant workers.
Republic of Korea (South Korea): summary of Amnesty International’s concerns and recommendations to the government
Includes specific concerns regarding vulnerable groups, among which are migrant workers and asylum-seekers.
APEC: crisis, which crisis?
This paper highlights the impact of the crisis on the freedom of association and expression of workers and activists in four APEC member states namely Korea, Indonesia, China and Malaysia. It argues that securing basic human rights, including labour rights to freely organize and campaign for worker’s economic interests will be integral to economic recovery … Continue reading APEC: crisis, which crisis?
Republic of Korea (South Korea): a human rights agenda for the Presidential election: open letter to all candidates
Ahead of the Presidential elections in the Republic of Korea (South Korea), Amnesty International’s Secretary General Pierre Sané wrote to all candidates to urge them to commit themselves to taking specific steps to promote and protect human rights in South Korea. The organization urged South Korean voters, in deciding on their vote, to take into … Continue reading Republic of Korea (South Korea): a human rights agenda for the Presidential election: open letter to all candidates