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Priority Tasks of 2018

Commission's Four Priorities for 2018:
  • Strenthen social rights and guarantee a life with human dignity
  • Realize an equal world through resolving discrimination
  • Establishment of a sustainable human rights governance
  • Expansion and diversification of human rights
Special Task for 2018:
  • Active Response to deter the spread of hate-speech
Feature Task for 2018:
  • Capacity building of NHRCK

Priority Tasks of 2017

Commission's Four Priorities for 2017:
  • Laying a foundation for promotion of human rights
  • Protecting the human rights of the vulnerable and the marginalized
  • Promoting the values of human rights across society
  • Facilitating public discussions and cooperation on human rights issues
Special Task for 2017:
  • Improving human rights in North Korea

Priority Tasks of 2016

Commission's Four Priorities for 2016:
  • Laying a foundation for promotion of human rights
  • Protecting the human rights of the vulnerable and the marginalized
  • Promoting the values of human rights across society
  • Facilitating public discussions and cooperation on human rights issues
Special Task for 2016:
  • Improving human rights in North Korea

Priority Tasks of 2015

Commission's Four Priorities for 2015:
  • Laying a foundation for promotion of human rights
  • Protecting the human rights of the vulnerable and the merginalized
  • Promoting the values of human rights across society
  • Facilitating public discussions and cooperation on human rights issues
Special Task for 2015:
  • Improving human rights in North Korea

Priority Tasks of 2014

Commission's Five Priorities for 2014:
  • Providing Institutional Protection for and Reinforcing Basic human Rights
  • Improving Human Rights Protection for the Underprivileged and Underrepresented
  • Enhancing the Efficacy of Investigations and Remedial Actions
  • Fostering Public Understanding of Human Rights by Enhancing Educational Programs
  • Strengthening Remedies for Discrimination
Special Task for 2014:
  • Improving human rights in North Korea
  • Spreading a Culture of Human Rights in Company Management
  • Improving Information-related Human Rights

Priority Tasks of 2013

Commission's Five Priorities for 2013:
  • Ensuring and Strengthening Institutional Protection for Basic Human Rights
  • Improving Human Rights Protection for the Socially Vulnerable
  • Enhancing the Efficacy of Investigations and Remedial Actions
  • Fostering a Culture of Respect for Human Rights through Education
  • Strengthening Remedies for Discrimination
Special Task for 2013:
  • Improving human rights in North Korea
  • Spreading the Culture of Business and Human Rights
  • Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and the Promotion of Human Rights

Priority Tasks of 2012

Commission's Five Priorities for 2012:
  • Providing Institutional Protection for and Reinforcing Basic Human Rights
  • Improving Human Rights Protection for the Underprivileged and Underrepresented
  • Enhancing the Efficacy of Investigations and Remedial Actions
  • Fostering Public Understanding of Human Rights by Enhancing Educational Programs
  • Strengthening Remedies for Discrimination
Special Task for 2012:
  • Improving human rights in North Korea
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and Human Rights

Priority Tasks of 2011

Commission's Five Priorities for 2011:
  • Assuring the Basic Freedom in Practice
  • Advancing the rights of child and the elderly
  • Promoting the rights of the Child and the Elderly
  • Promoting Human Rights of Multicultural Society
  • Addressing Discrimination against Socially Vulnerable Groups
Special Task for 2011:
  • Improving human rights in North Korea
Feature Task for 2011:
  • Featured project in Celebration of the Commission's 10th Anniversary

Priority Tasks of 2010

Commission's Five Priorities for 2010:
  • Safeguarding civil and political rights
  • Advancing the rights of children and the elderly
  • Promoting the economic, social and cultural rights of economically vulnerable groups
  • Improving the rights of migrants in a multicultural society
  • Strengthening the anti-discrimination policies and remedies that pertain to socially vulnerable groups
Special Task for 2010:
  • Improving North Korean human rights

Priority Tasks of 2009

Commission's Five Priorities for 2009:
  • Safeguarding civil and political rights
  • Advancing the rights of children and the elderly
  • Promoting the economic, social and cultural rights of economically vulnerable groups
  • Improving the rights of migrants in a multicultural society
  • Strengthening the anti-discrimination policies and remedies that pertain to socially vulnerable groups

Priority Tasks of 2008

Commission's Six Priorities for 2008:
  • Advancing the rights of persons with disabilities including the mentally disabled
  • Improving the rights of migrants and their families in a multicultural society
  • Promoting the rights of socially and economically vulnerable groups
  • Protecting basic political rights
  • Strengthening human rights protection in the information society
  • Developing policies on North Korean human rights

Priority Tasks of 2007

Commission's Ten Priorities for 2007:

The Commission has identified 26 key tasks for 2007 and named 10 of them as top priorities in terms of implementation and policy coordination. Commission’s implementation plan for these key tasks addresses a range of protection mechanism for various groups of the underprivileged, including persons living at welfare facilities, persons with disabilities, the underprivileged subject to subsidy under the National Minimum Living Guarantee Act, and foreign workers.
The top ten priorities for 2007 are:

  • To improve human rights of children and adolescents (new)
  • To improve human rights of persons living at welfare facilities (continued from 2006)
  • To improve human rights of persons with disabilities (new)
  • To reinforce the right to survival of the underprivileged subject to subsidy under the National Minimum Living Guarantee Act (new)
  • To continue projects on human rights in North Korea(new)
  • To improve human rights of foreign spouses married to Koreans and foreign workers (continued from 2006)
  • To develop guidelines to determine human rights violations and discriminatory practices (continued from 2006)
  • To develop a comprehensive plan to improve human rights education (new)
  • To bolster Commission’s role and standing in the international organizations of national human rights institutions (new)
  • To proactively express Commission’s opinions on matters related to human rights (new)

Priority Tasks of 2006

The Commission's Ten Priorities for 2006:
  • To cooperate with the government to establish the National Action Plans for Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (NAPs on Human Rights) and monitor their implementation
  • To recommend the legislation of the Anti-Discrimination Law
  • To establish standards for determining human rights violations (social rights included) and discriminatory practice
  • To improve human rights of the elderly
  • To improve human rights of the enlisted men in the military and the riot police
  • To improve human rights of persons living in social welfare facilities
  • To improve human rights of foreign spouses married to Koreans and foreign workers and their families
  • To improve human rights of North Korean defectors
  • To advocate the legislation of the Fundamental Human Rights Education Act
  • To expand human rights education programs targeting social welfare facilities, private corporations, and the media
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