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Five new Commissioners join the ICJ

The ICJ is delighted to announce five new Commissioners: Professor Kyong-Wahn Ahn (Republic of Korea), Justice Adolfo Azcuna (Philippines), Professor Miguel Carbonell (Mexico), Justice Yvonne Mokgoro (South Africa) and Justice Ajit Parkash Shah (India). (more…)

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/25/55/Add.1, 23 December 2013: Republic of Korea

IV. Situation of human rights defenders G. Defenders working for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people 96. Those working for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people face discrimination, stigmatization and undue restrictions to their right to express themselves freely. The case of the Mapo Residents Rainbow Alliance, which applied […]

Concluding Observations, CRC/C/KOR/CO/3-4, 2 February 2012: Republic of Korea

Non-discrimination 28. The Committee regrets that the State party’s draft Anti-discrimination Act was discarded without consideration at the National Assembly in December 2007 and that the legislative definition of discrimination does not contain an express prohibition of discrimination based on sexual orientation and nationality. Furthermore, the Committee is concerned at the multiple forms of discrimination […]

2008 Hun-Ga21 (Military Penal Code Article 92), Constitutional Court of South Korea (31 March 2011)

Procedural Posture A platoon sergeant was indicted under Article 92 of the Military Penal Code on the grounds that he had had a sexual relationship with another service member. The military court recommended that the constitutionality of Article 92 be reviewed by the Constitutional Court. Proceedings were suspended until resolution of the constitutional question. The […]