South Korea

Case Study: Korean Official Development Assistance (ODA) and the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Dam Collapse in Laos
30 October 2019 12:16 pm

FORUM-ASIA organised its second Global Advocacy Learning Programme (GALP) on Human Rights and Development in Thailand on 27 October – 2 November 2018. Below is a case study written by one of the participants of the GALP in 2018. Information on the upcoming GALP, to be held in 2020, will be announced soon. Disclaimer: The [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy(PSPD) and Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS), South Korea – The Hong Kong Government Must Stop Indiscriminate and Violent Crackdown and Ensure Freedom of Assembly and Demonstration
9 October 2019 2:22 pm

The Hong Kong Government Must Stop Indiscriminate and Violent Crackdown and Ensure Freedom of Assembly and Demonstration On October 1, the 70th National Day of China, a tragic incident occurred in Hong Kong. On the day that a “Day of Mourning” event was held in honor of those killed by state violence, a highschool student [ Read more ]

HRC 42 Side Event: Transitional Justice in Korea – Jeju Massacre and the Korean War
9 September 2019 11:22 am

In this event, we will discuss measures to bring justice for the victims of the Jeju Massacre and the Korean War, with the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence. The testimony by the Jeju Massacre survivor will paint a shocking and vivid picture of that period. Date: Thursday, [ Read more ]

From Our Member Korean House for International Solidarity, South Korea – Joint Statement: President Duterte must stop the extra-judicial killings and repression against the Philippines civil society
4 June 2018 11:37 am

President Duterte must stop the extra-judicial killings and repression against the Philippines civil society. Korean government must purse New Southern Policy(NSP) based on the principles of democracy and human rights. Korea NGO’s stance on the visit to Republic of Korea by President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte who ignores democracy and human rights. 4 June [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA welcomes the release of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions leader, Han Sang-gyun
22 May 2018 5:19 pm

(Bangkok, 22 May 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) welcomes the release of Han Sang-gyun, which indicates a positive starting point for human rights and justice in South Korea. Han Sang-gyun, leader of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), was released yesterday after serving two years and six months [ Read more ]

HRC37 Oral Statement at Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Republic of Korea
16 March 2018 11:29 am

37th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review of the Republic of Korea Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 15 March 2018 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA delivers this statement together with the South Korean NGO Coalition for the [ Read more ]

Open letter to the Government of the Republic of Korea to grant pardon to all prisoners of conscience
10 December 2017 7:06 pm

H.E. Moon-Jae In President of the Republic of Korea Office of the President The Blue House # 1 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea   Bangkok, 10 December 2017   Re: Open letter to the Government of the Republic of Korea to grant pardon to all prisoners of conscience   Dear President Moon-Jae In, On [ Read more ]

‘Business and human rights is emerging as an important issue’ – Interview with Hyun-Phil Na, Director of the Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS)
5 December 2017 11:38 am

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked to Hyun-Phil Na, Director of the Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS). KHIS is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Seoul, South Korea, whose mission is to advocate for human rights issues and democracy, mainly focused on the Asia Pacific region. KHIS has long been a member of FORUM-ASIA. [ Read more ]

From Our Members People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), South Korea – Appeal for a Diplomatic Solution in North East Asia
26 September 2017 4:04 pm

Appeal for a diplomatic solution in North East Asia The Abolition 2000 members and affiliated networks listed below, representing peace and disarmament organisations from around the world, call on the United States and North Korea to step back from the brink of war in North East Asia, and instead adopt a diplomatic approach to prevent [ Read more ]

From our Member KHIS, South Korea – The Blind. An Untold Story behind Samsung and LG Cell Phones
5 June 2017 6:13 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS), in conjunction with Solidarity for Worker’s Health (SWH) and Korean Lawyers for Public Interest and Human Rights (KLPH), released their latest joint report on the methanol poisoning cases in supply chains for Samsung and LG in South Korea. It covers the circumstances of cases, key issues and conclusions, [ Read more ]