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NHRCK Chairperson's statement on the situation in Ukraine
The National Human Rights Commission of Korea(Chairperson Doohwan Song) hereby releases a statement, expressing its deepest concerns to the human rights crisis unfolding in Ukraine due to the Russia-Ukraine tensions.
The number of civilian casualties, including children, is escalating in Ukraine and many Ukrainian citizens have already lost their homes and became refugees. The international community is calling on Russia to comply with international humanitarian law and international human rights law and the UN Human Rights Council adopted the resolution to establish an independent international commission of inquiry to investigate the human rights violation in Ukraine.
The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions(GANHRI), as the representative of the global national human rights institutions, released a statement calling for the protection on Ukrainian citizens, the end on the armed clash and the normalization of the national human rights institution in Ukraine.
The NHRCK stands in solidarity with GANHRI in releasing the statement regarding the situation in Ukraine. The Commission also vows to provide any necessary assistance in normalizing the Ukrainian human rights institutions with the international community.
The NHRCK also welcomes the Korean Government’s decision to support the adoption of the UN Human Rights Council resolution calling for the resolve in Ukrainian crisis. The Commission hopes the Government of the Republic of Korea actively participates in the international measures to protect the rights of Ukrainian refugees and the civilians affected by the crisis and provided humanitarian assistance as the member of the UN Human Rights Council.
The National Human Rights Commission of Korea will continue to provide assistance on the efforts made by the international community to overcome the human rights crisis in Ukraine.