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South Korea | Institutional reform, increased political will needed for improvement in business and human rights

Business-related violations of economic, social and cultural rights – and attacks against those who defend those rights – have serious consequences. ISHR and KTNC Watch jointly call on the UN Committee on ESC Rights to consider making concrete inquiries into how the Republic of Korea protects, and often fails to protect, human rights in the context of business operations at home and abroad.

Defender profile: Park Lae-goon from South Korea

Park Lae-goon promotes freedom of assembly and association while combating against State impunity. With 28 years of experience, he has been detained multiple times for participating in demonstrations demanding justice. Mr Park has become a symbolic figure fighting for victims of State violence. He talks to ISHR about his greatest achievements and challenges