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The World for All National Human Rights Commission of Korea is always with you
2009
~2007
  • Jul. 17, 2009

    • 5th Chairperson Hyun Byungchul was appointed.
  • Mar. 2007~Jun. 2009

    • The NHRCK served as Deputy Chair of the ICC.
2007
~2004
  • 2004 & 2007

    • The Commission served as Chair of the Asia Pacific Forum.
2006
  • Oct. 30, 2006

    • 4th Chairperson Ahn Kyong-whan was appointed.
  • Jan. 9, 2006

    • The Commission recommended the enactment of the proposal of Discrimination Act.
2005
  • Dec. 26, 2005

    • The Commission announced the proposal of the National Action Plans for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (NAPs on Human Rights).
  • Dec. 26, 2005

    • The Commission recommended the government to recognize the right of conscientious objection to mandatory military service and to introduce alternative ways to complete military service duties.
    • The Commission also requested the prosecutors’ office to investigate the death of two farmers during the Yeoido demonstration rally and recommended that a reprimand be issued against the police officers who were in charge.
  • Oct. 5, 2005

    • The Commission opened regional offices in Busan and Gwangju.
  • Apr. 14, 2005

    • The Commission issued an opinion supporting legislation to protect irregular workers.
  • Apr. 6, 2005

    • The Commission issued an opinion supporting the elimination of capital punishment.
  • Apr. 4, 2005

    • 3rd Chairperson Cho Younghoang was appointed.
2004
  • Dec. 24, 2004

    • 2nd Chairperson Choi Youngdo was appointed.
  • Sep. 14, 2004

    • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour visited the Commission and met with the Chairperson.
2002
  • Apr. 1, 2002

    • The Commission moved into the new headquarters office and established the secretariat.
  • Feb. 10, 2002

    • The Commission objected to the enactment of the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act.
2001
  • Dec. 3, 2001

    • The Commission heard complaints in-person for the first time at detention facilities (Cheongsong Custody Office and Daegu Correctional Institution) and investigated an unnatural death case at Ulsan Detention Center.
  • Nov. 25, 2001

    • The National Human Rights Commission was launched.
  • Oct. 9, 2001

    • Inaugural Chairperson Kim Chang-guk and other commissioners were appointed.
  • May 24, 2001

    • 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 is a signatory.
1993
    • 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 is a signatory.
    • Article 1 of the National Human Rights Commission Act defines the objective of the Commission as follows.
      The purpose of this Act is to contribute to the embodiment of human dignity and worth as well as to the safeguard of the basic order of democracy, by establishing the National Human Rights Commission to ensure that inviolable, fundamental human rights of all individuals are protected and the standards of human rights are improved.
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