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The Korean government have to operate refugee policy accord with human rights standards "The Korean government have to operate refugee policy accord with human rights standards." 2020 is the 7th anniversary of the Refugee Act of the Republic of Korea, and the 28th year since Refugee Convention and Protocol have ratified. Even though the system has been implemented for around 30 years and the number of accumulated asylum applications is over 64,000, strongly condemns the way the gov..
Shouldering Responsibility: Reviewing South Korea’s Refugee Status Determination procedures seven years after the implementation of the Refugee Act Shouldering Responsibility: Reviewing South Korea’s Refugee Status Determination procedures seven years after the implementation of the Refugee Act July 1, 2020 is the 7th anniversary of the implementation of the Refugee Act in South Korea. The implementation of the Refugee Act in 2013 established a clear legal process for assessing refugee applications in South Korea and demonstrated the Govern..
[Series] Pro Se Refugee Litigation – A Story of Hope 3 In Early March, Korea was one of the countries to be most severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Uncertainty took over the entire country, affecting every family, company, and ways of life. In those difficult moments, I was also helplessly exposed to a harsh situation: I was fired from my work for no justified reason. My contract was until June this year, but my boss gave me three days to l..
The Progress of the Refugee Law in South Korea On December 3, 1992 South Korea ratified the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the Protocol Relating to the Status Refugees. The convention and protocol went into effect on March 3, 1993 and December 3, 1992 respectively. What this means is that South Korea now officially has the responsibility to protect refugees. December 10, 1993 was when the provisions regardin..
[SERIES] Pro Se Refugee Litigation – A Story of Hope 2 How successful can refugee litigations without assistance from a lawyer be in South Korea? Quite unsure about the answer, Nancen volunteer Sang Ah and I supported Deo, a refugee from Burundi, with his litigation against the Refugee Status Refusal Decision he received from the Seoul Immigration Office. Currently, we are waiting for the result of his first trial. Following the first article of the..
[Essay] The Irishman We are looking for essay writers who will help promote the awareness of refugee rights in Korea. NANCEN wants to let the voice of refugees heard as they want to be heard in Korea society. We wish Koreans could come to understand that refugees are not to be feared or pitied. If you are interested in this project, please contact to refucenter@gmail.com Ahmed Salah Michael Corleone was not just a c..
[SERIES] Pro Se Refugee Litigation – A Story of Hope 1 Nancen meets Burundian refugee Deo It was one busy Wednesday afternoon in January 2020 when Deo (pseudonym) visited Nancen at the office. He was in an emergency situation: the court trial for his refugee litigation was only a few days away, but he had not been able to find an attorney to represent his case. From the first day Deo prepared for his refugee application in South Korea, he had not be..
사무실 부재 공지/ Announcement on absence in the office [공지] 사무실 부재 공지 난센은 1월 22일 방문이나 전화응대가 어렵습니다. refucenter@gmail.com 메일 주시면 연락 드리겠습니다 :) [Announcement] Announcement on absence in the office NANCEN will be closed on January 22 (Wednesday). In urgent case, please contact via email at refucenter@gmail.com We will try to get in touch with you by email.