10 May 2018
The inter-Korean summit is set to transform the international political landscape of East Asia. For the first time, South and North Koreas have agreed to overcome long years of mutual antagonism. They expressed their willingness to tackle difficult issues in their relationship that had over several decades prevented peace on the Korean peninsula. Among those difficult issues are denuclearization of the region and even a possible reunification in the future. The two countries were separated by the Korean War, which terminated in 1953.
29 Sep 2016
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, expressed dismay over the 25 September death of South Korean protester Baek Nam-gi, and called for a full and independent investigation into the police’s use of a water cannon last year that led to his death. Mr. Baek, a 69-year old farmer, was knocked to the ground by a water cannon operated by the police while taking part in a peaceful rally in Seoul on 14 November 2015. He had remained in a coma until his passing.
12 Dec 2014
The Joint Declaration of Korean Civil Society & Labor Organizations There is nothing to expect from 2014 ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit attended by the major actors of military coup in Thailand. In the 2014 ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit held on 10 December in Busan, Korea, one of the participants is Prayut Chan-o-cha, who launched a military coup in May 2014 and became the new prime minister of the military junta.
21 Mar 2012
Regional and international human rights groups have sent an open letter to the President of South Korea, expressing concerns over human rights violations against environmental activists and local people affected by the construction of a naval base on Jeju Island.
26 Oct 2009
Mr. Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression visited South Korea for attending international symposium on 'Freedom of Opinion and Expression in Cyber Space' and workshop on 'Situation of Freedom of Expression in South Korea and the Use of UN Special Procedures' between October 12 and October 15.