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Releasing Personal Information of COVID-19 Patient is Human Rights Violation: Rights Watchdog

Releasing Personal Information of COVID-19 Patient is Human Rights Violation: Rights Watchdog

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Human Rights Commission of Korea has on Tuesday ruled that distributing personal information of a COVID-19 patient during the quarantine process is a violation of the patient’s right of publicity, right to reputation and privacy. The individual in question, an employee at a local department store, was [...]

24-Year Violation of Religious Freedom and Human Rights in Taiwan

24-Year Violation of Religious Freedom and Human Rights in Taiwan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Twenty-one years ago, Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy presented a cultural performance on Capitol Hill and was praised as International Ambassadors of Peace and Goodwill. Twenty-one years later, they have returned to Washington, D.C. to seek justice and publicize their own experience of being religiously persecuted. Recently, over 30 representatives of Action Alliance [...]

Forced Use of GPS Tracking Device Violates Human Rights Despite Quarantine Purposes

Forced Use of GPS Tracking Device Violates Human Rights Despite Quarantine Purposes

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The state human rights watchdog has ruled that ordering military service members to install map applications and turn on GPS functions at all times for quarantine purposes infringes upon their privacy and other fundamental rights. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) announced Tuesday that requiring the use [...]

No S. Korean Firms Do Business with Chinese Accused of Xinjiang Rights Breaches: Official

No S. Korean Firms Do Business with Chinese Accused of Xinjiang Rights Breaches: Official

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — No South Korean firms were found to be doing business with Chinese businesses accused of human rights violations in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region, a foreign ministry official said Thursday, citing an ongoing survey. The Seoul government launched due diligence after a group of U.N. special rapporteurs on human rights [...]

S. Koreans Believe Quarantine Takes Priority over Human Rights: Poll

S. Koreans Believe Quarantine Takes Priority over Human Rights: Poll

SEOUL, March 18 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of South Koreans believe that quarantine policies take priority over human rights, a poll showed Wednesday. A survey conducted by Prof. Yoo Myung-soon from the Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Health with the participation of 1,000 men and women across the country showed that [...]

Verisk Maplecroft Releases World’s First Subnational Human Rights Risk Indices

Verisk Maplecroft Releases World’s First Subnational Human Rights Risk Indices

London, UK, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — After two years in development, global risk data and forecasting company Verisk Maplecroft has released the world’s only Subnational Human Rights Dataset to enable multinational organizations and financial institutions to undertake risk assessments of their global operations, supply chains and investments in more granular detail than has been possible to [...]