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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 9883 F: +82 2 2125 0918 W: www.humanrights.go.kr


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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 (last amended in 2016). The Commission 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

Ms Choi Young-ae
Chairperson

Mr Jeong Sanghwan
Standing Commissioner

Ms Choi Heri
Standing Commissioner

Ms Jeong Moonja
Standing Commissioner

Mr Jang Ae-soon
Commissioner

Mr Kim Kijung
Commissioner

Mr Han Suwoong
Commissioner

Ms Cho Hyunwook
Commissioner

Ms Bae Bokju
Commissioner

Mr Kim Minho
Commissioner

Mr Lim Sungtaek
Commissioner


Paper

Bare Facts: National Human Rights Commission of Korea

11 Aug 2015 South Korea
Legislation

National Human Rights Commission Act 2001

10 May 2019 South Korea
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Image credits

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