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From Bad to Worse: Unstable Human Rights Commission

 

Protest supporting Commissioner Hyun

By: Soo Yon Suh

Protests in front of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea was bustling on in regards to the resignation of Commissioner Hyun Byung Chul November 17, 2010.

Continuing the coverage of the unstable National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) administration the HRM team went on site to the sit-in of demonstrators calling for the resignation of Commissioner Hyun Byung Chul in front of NHRCK. Although a small crowd of protesters, it was obvious that a diverse group gathered to voice their opinion regarding the deteriorating human rights in South Korea.

Interestingly, the group of anti-commissioner Hyun was not the only ones protesting. A group of demonstrators that were in support of Commissioner Hyun was also present. Many of these protestors held anti-gay rights posters and were calling for the resignation of committee member Hyang Sook Jang rather than commissioner Hyun.

In addition, recently 64 members of human rights experts, committee members, standing commissioners and advisory committee members to the NHRCK have officially all called for the resignation of Hyun. In amidst public protest and members of NHRCK pushing for a resignation, Commissioner Hyun expressed that he has done nothing wrong and that he does not feel that he needs to resign.

Sources:

http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=102&oid=003&aid=0003541718

http://www.mediaus.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=14674

http://www.vop.co.kr/A00000337744.html

Protest calling for resignation of Commissioner Hyun

 

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