South Korea

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), South Korea – Statement:We welcome the International Court of Justice’s ruling to protect the Rohingya
27 January 2020 10:55 am

We welcome the International Court of Justice’s ruling to protect the Rohingya  Myanmar government should fully comply with the provisional measures Punish the ones responsible for genocide, and stop all discrimination and oppression against the Rohingya On January 23rd, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the UN, ordered the Myanmar [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), South Korea – Press Conference: No War on IRAN
10 January 2020 11:07 am

No War on IRAN! The press conference for the Korean NGO that denounces U.S.’act of war’ and opposes Korean troop dispatch The Trump administration has committed an utterly unpardonable act of war. Last January 3rd (local time) they assassinated Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian Major General of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, through a drone strike at [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), South Korea – Hong Kong, Mourning the death of Chow Tsz-lok
9 November 2019 3:30 pm

Hong Kong and the Chinese government should stop the indiscriminate violence and establish an independent committee to investigate arbitrary police violence. We call on the Korean government to declare a position on the situation of human rights violations in Hong Kong. The current situation in Hong Kong is dire. The protests, which began in late March, [ Read more ]

[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 ]