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National Human Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea Annual Report 2004

  • 2007-06-29
  • 1992
Table of  Contents
 
Part | Introduction = 009

Part | Major Activities of the Commission = 017

Chapter 1.
Improvement of Statutes, Legal Systems, Policies, and Practices on Human Rights = 019

  Section 1 Overview = 019

  Section 2 Activities in 2004 = 020
    1. Presentation of recommendations and opinions for improvement of statutes,
        legal systems, and policies on human rights = 020
    2. Recommendation on Implementation of International Human Rights
        Standards in Korea = 042
    3. Survey on Human Rights Conditions = 044
    4. Holding of Hearings and Debates = 052
    5. Human Rights Essay Competition, Publication of Human Rights White
        Paper, etc. = 062

  Section 3 Evaluation = 064

Chapter 2.
Consultation and Advice on Human Rights Issues and Handling of Complaints = 067
  Section 1 Overview = 067
  Section 2 Major Activities in 2004 = 068
    1. Receiving Complaints and Providing Counseling = 068
    2. Face-to-face Complaints and Traveling Human Rights Counseling Services
       for Better Accessibility to Remedy of Rights = 086
    3. Employment of Support Systems to Improve Human Rights Counseling 
       Service = 091

  Section 3 Evaluation = 093

Chapter 3.
Investigation of Human Rights Violations and Remedies = 095

  Section 1 Overview = 095

  Section 2 Major Activities in 2004 = 096
    1. Handling of Human Rights Violations 096
    2. Investigation and Remedial Measures for Human Rights Violation by 
       Prosecutors and Police = 106
    3. Investigation and Remedial Measures for Human Rights Violations at 
       Detention/Protective Facilities = 109
    4. Investigation and Remedial Measures for Human Rights Violations by Other
       Organizations = 115

  Section 3 Evaluation = 118

Chapter 4.
Investigation and Remedies for Discriminatory Acts = 121

  Section 1 Overview = 121

  Section 2 Major Activities in 2004 = 122
    1. Handling of Complaints about Discriminatory Acts 122
    2. Investigation and Remedies of Discriminatory Acts in Violation of Equal
        Rights = 130
    3. Investigation and Remedies of Gender Discrimination = 131
    4. Disability Discrimination = 135
    5. Age Discrimination = 139
    6. Social Status Discrimination = 142
    7. Investigation and Remedies for Discriminatory Acts on the Grounds of
        National Origin = 148
    8. Investigation and Remedies for Discrimination on the Grounds of Sexual 
        Orientation = 152
    9. Other Complaints Filed and Handled = 154

  Section 3 Evaluation = 155

Chapter 5.
Human Rights Education and Public Relations = 157

  Section 1 Overview = 157

  Section 2 Major Activities in 2004 = 158
    1. Building a Permanent Infrastructure for Human Rights Education = 158
    2. Promotion of Human Rights Education at Schools =159
    3. Building of Foundation for Human Rights Education in Public Agencies and 
       Society = 163
    4. Development and Distribution of Human Rights Cultural Contents = 166
    5. Publication and Distribution of ‘Human Rights’, a Monthly Magazine = 171
    6. Promotion of Human Rights to Improve Public Understanding of Human
        Rights = 173

  Section 3 Evaluation = 175

Chapter 6.
Cooperation with Human Rights Organizations = 179

  Section 1 Overview = 179

  Section 2 Major Activities in 2004 = 180
    1. Cooperation with Human Rights Organizations Strengthened = 180
    2. Cooperation with International Human Rights Organizations
        Strengthened = 188

  Section 3 Evaluation = 192

Part III | Special Projects = 195

Chapter I.
The 7th International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights = 197
    1. Background = 197
    2. Preparation = 197
    3. Evaluation and Follow-up = 198

Chapter 2.
Recommendation on the Abolition of the National Security Act = 201
    1. Background = 201
    2. Recommendation = 202
    3. Evaluation = 204

Chapter 3.
Preparation of Draft of Recommendation on the NAP guideline = 205
    1. Background = 205
    2. Procedures = 205
    3. Evaluation and Future Tasks = 206

Chapter 4.
Revision of National Human Rights Commission Act = 209
    1. Background = 209
    2. Major Contents of the Bill of Amendment = 210
    3. Future Plans = 212

Chapter 5.
 Anti-Discrimination Act (Proposal) = 215
    1. Background = 215
    2. Procedures = 216
    3. Evaluation and Future Plans = 216

Chapter 6.
Research Project for North Korean Human Rights = 217
    1. Background = 217
    2. Major Activities in 2004 = 217
    3. Evaluation and Future Plans = 219

Part IV | Future Tasks for Protection and Promotion of Human Rights = 221

Chapter 1.
Strengthening the Foundation and Progressive Implementation of Human Rights Activities = 223
    1. Expansion of Functions of the Commission = 223
    2. Presentation of Direction for Mid- and Long-term Human Rights Policy = 224
    3. Monitoring of Domestic Implementation of International Human Rights Treaties = 224
    4. Laying a Stronger Foundation for Human Rights Policy = 225

Chapter 2.
Strengthening Human Rights Protection by Ensuring Efficiency of Counseling and Inspection/Remedy = 227
    1. Ensuring the Effectiveness of Human Rights Counseling and Complaint
       Receiving = 227
    2. Ensuring the Effectiveness of Human Rights Violation Investigation and
       Remedies = 228
    3. Expansion and Strengthening of Discrimination Correction Functions = 229

Chapter 3.
Strengthening Education and PR for Human Rights Awareness = 231
    1. Facilitating Human Rights Education in schools = 231
    2. Expansion of Human Rights Education for Employees at Public
       Organizations = 231
    3. Laying Legal Foundation for Systematic Human Rights Education = 232
    4. Stepping up PR on Human Rights Culture = 232

Chapter 4.
Strengthening Cooperation with Non-governmental Human Rights Organizations at Home and Abroad = 235
    1. Joint Projects with Non-governmental Human Rights Organizations
       Reinforced = 235
    2. Establishment of Cooperative System with Non-governmental Human Rights
       Organizations = 235
    3. Promoting International Cooperation = 236
    4. Diversification of International Cooperation Projects = 236

| Appendices |
    1. Commissioners and Secretary-General(As of December 31, 2004) = 241
    2. Organizational Structure = 244
    3. Budget = 245
    4. Seventh International Conference for National Institutions for the Promotion
        and Protection of Human Rights Seoul, Republic of Korea,
       14-17 September 2004 = 246
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