Minbyun – Lawyers for a Democratic Society

South Korea

Services

The International Solidarity Committee has been granted a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The International Solidarity Committee adopts UN human rights monitoring mechanisms to report local human rights violations and enhances the effectiveness of the implementation of International Covenants applying to human rights. Specifically, the committee drafts reports on the human rights conditions in the Republic of Korea and dispatches a delegation to present this research in written and oral statements during the sessions of treaty-based bodies that Korea has joined. Such bodies include the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights(CESCR), the Committee on Civil and Political Rights(CCPR), the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination(CERD), the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women(CEDAW), the Committee Against Torture(CAT), as well as the regular and special sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and the Universal Periodic Report (UPR).

Mission

MINBYUN – Lawyers for a Democratic Society is a NGO with special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNECOSOC) and strives to further the development of democracy in Korea through litigation, research, and investigation.To this end, MINBYUN is also dedicated to increasing public awareness and collaborating in joint activities to protect basic human rights and attain social justice.

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+82 2 522 7284

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Address:

2F, Yangji B/D, B, 23, Beobwon-ro 4-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea, P.O. 06596