National Human Rights Commission of Korea

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The World for All National Human Rights Commission of Korea is always with you
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Mandate & Function

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.

  • Developing human rights policies through conducting human rights research and issuing policy recommendations
  • Developing human rights policies through conducting human rights research and issuing policy recommendations
  • Investigating discrimination and human rights violation cases and providing access to remedies
  • Promoting human rights education and raising public awareness of human rights
  • Promoting and monitoring national implementation of international human rights treaties
  • Cooperating with government agencies, civil society organizations, UN human rights bodies and national human rights institutions(APF, ICC)
  • Other matters deemed necessary to protect and promote human rights
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