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Watchdog Says Law Mandating Higher Education for Foreign Teachers Discriminatory

Watchdog Says Law Mandating Higher Education for Foreign Teachers Discriminatory

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The current law requiring only foreigners to have a higher education qualification to teach at local cram schools, or hagwon, is discriminatory, the state human rights watchdog said Saturday. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) said it is discriminatory for private teaching institutes to require foreign nationals [...]

Court Orders State to Compensate New Zealander over Mandatory HIV Test Policy

Court Orders State to Compensate New Zealander over Mandatory HIV Test Policy

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul court has ordered South Korea’s government to compensate a New Zealand national for being asked to undergo a mandatory human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test under a now-defunct government policy while working as an English teacher here a decade ago, court officials said Wednesday. The Seoul Central District [...]