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LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

South Korea

JUNE 9, 2017

South Korea Court Acknowledges Human Rights Concerns of Conscientious Objectors

The court ruled that the Military Manpower Administration Office must suspend the disclosure of personal information identifying conscientious objectors on its website.

MARCH 7, 2017

South Korea’s Unjust Treatment of Dong-hyuk Shin

Mr. Shin’s right to freedom of conscience and religion is violated by the unjust punishment for his conscientious objection to reserve forces military training.

JANUARY 25, 2017

“Best Court Decision of the Year”

The Gwangju Appellate Court decided “not guilty” for three young men who refused military service. The nation is waiting on the highest court to render its decision.