South Korea

SOUTH KOREA – PSPD attacked for the letter on Cheonan incident
17 June 2010 12:00 pm

After submitting a letter to the UN Security Council the investigation on the Cheonan incident, People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), FORUM-ASIA member, has received condemnatory statements by government leaders and become target of investigation. In the letter below FORUM-ASIA called on the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression Frank La Rue to urge [ Read more ]

Professor Kwak elected to be the Superintendent of Seoul education office
15 June 2010 3:13 am

A member of Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS), Kwak No-Hyun, representing civil society and human rights organisations, has been elected on 3 June 2010 to be the new Superintendent of Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education. He was a commissioner and secretary general of National Human Rights Commission of Korea and Advisory Council of Jurists [ Read more ]

SOUTH KOREA – Cheonan incident: disclose information to public!
3:12 am

FORUM-ASIA member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) released its position paper on 4 June 2010 upon the final investigation report on the Cheonan and the countering measures of the Lee Myung-bak administration. 1. Brief on the Cheonan Incident The 1,300-ton patrol combat corvette (PCC) Cheonan split in two and sank about 1 nautical mile [ Read more ]

SOUTH KOREA – UN expert notes diminishing space for freedom of expression
2 June 2010 12:40 am

SEOUL (17 May 2010) – At the end of his 12-day country mission, UN Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue noted that the Republic of Korea has come a long way since the restoration in 1987 of a multi-party political system. However, he expressed concern that “since the candlelight demonstrations, the full respect for human rights, [ Read more ]

30th Anniversary of Gwangju Uprising: FORUM-ASIA to jointly organise forum on democracy in Asia
2 May 2010 11:16 pm

In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the May 18 democratic uprising in the Republic of Korea,  the May 18 Memorial Foundation will organise a forum at the Kim Dae Jung Convention Center, Gwangju, Republic of Korea, from 17-23 May 2010. The theme of the forum is “Democracy Past, Present and Future” and will be [ Read more ]