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National Human Rights Commission of Korea Full Member since 2002

Narakium Jeodong Bldg.
340, Samil-daero, Jung-gu
Seoul, 04551
Republic of Korea
P: +82 2 2125 9700 F: +82 2 2125 9718 W: www.humanrights.go.kr


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Group established to monitor rights of older persons

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APF membership

2002 (7th Annual Meeting)

Establishment

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea was established by the National Human Rights Commission Act 2001. It commenced operations on 25 November 2001.

The Act mandates the Commission to protect and promote the human rights of individuals residing in the Republic of Korea.

Role and functions

The Commission is responsible for investigating and settling complaints of human rights violations as outlined in the Act.

It is also required to conduct research and make recommendations with respect to the law, institutions, policies and practices as they relate to human rights.

Along with promoting cooperation between domestic and international human rights organisations and bodies, the Commission conducts educational campaigns to raise human rights awareness in the broader community.

Members

Justice Lee Sung-Ho
Chairperson

Standing Commissioners (full time)

Kim Young-hye

Yoo Yeong-ha

Lee Kyoungsook

Non-standing Commissioners (part time)

Han Tae-sik

Yoon Nam-geun

Choi E-woo

Lee Eun-kyung

Han Wee-soo

Kang Myeong-deok

Lee Seon-ae


Paper

Bare Facts: National Human Rights Commission of Korea

11 Aug 2015 South Korea
Statement

National Human Rights Commission Act 2001

18 Aug 2015 South Korea
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Image credits

  1. People sitting on a beach, Korea - Phillip Kalantzis Cope, Flickr; http://bit.ly/1P2iJ6m