o Chairperson Lee Sung-ho of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea participated to the 2016 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights from 14-16 November in Geneva, Switzerland. o The Forum is hosted by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights annually and is one of the most important international meeting in the field of bus..
Chairperson Lee and staff of the NHRCK delivered instand noodles and briquette to low income familites as a charity activity in commemoration of 15th anniversary of its establishment. The Commission has been carrying out charity or voluntary activities every year for persons with disabilities, children and elderly.
President Branko Hrvatin of the Supreme Court of Croatia visited the NHRCK on 24 November and met with Chairperson Lee Sung-ho to discuss measures to enhance human rights of the socially underprivileaged people and pursue mutual cooperation between the two institutions.
Special Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana on North Korean human rights issues visitied the NHRCK to meet with Chairperson Lee Sung-ho to discuss how to better utilize the UN mechanism to enhance human rights situation in North Korea.
Standing Commissioner Jeong Sanghwan visited the Daegu Shelter for Migrant Women on 14 November. He listened to the voices of migrant women who are often abused to identify problems related to policies and legislation for migrant women and to find measures to enhance their human rights situation.
ㅇ Chairperson Lee Sung-ho of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea met with Deputy Executive Secretary Kaveh Zahedi of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific(UN ESCAP) on 24 October, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. ㅇ Chairperson Lee, the current Chair of the GANHRI Working Group on Ag..
Standing Commissioner Jeong Sanghwan participated to the 8th DCAF held in Amsterdam, Netherlands to make presentation under the title of “NHRCK and tasks for improvement of human rights in military: activities of an independent national institution for protection of human rights’. He introduced human rights situation in military in Kore..
Chairperson Lee Sung-ho visited the Seoul Dream Center for Youth run by the Seoul Metropolitan Government on 5 October, 2016 in order to listen the voices in fields and identify possible issues for which the Commission can make policy recommendation. Issues and problems identified during the visit will be utilized to make policy recommendat..
The National Human Rights Commission of Korea devised the National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights (NAP on BHR) and recommended it to the government in a bid to encourage business to carry out human rights friendly activities, pursue sustainable development and promote competitiveness on global market, and to enhance consistency a..
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The Commission was established in 2001 as a national advocacy institution for human rights protection. It is committed to the fulfillment of human rights in a broader sense, including dignity, value and freedom of every human being, as signified in international human rights conventions and treaties to which Korea...