Refugee Rights Center
2022 World Refugee Day Joint Statement by Human Rights Organizations 10 Years since legislation of Refugee Act: We ask the Ministry of Justice to take full responsibility for protection of refugees. 2022 is the 10th anniversary of legislation of Korean Refugee Act and the 30th year since Refugee Convention took effect in Korea, and when the number of refugees across the world exceeded 100 million for the first time in history. This is certainly the moment when gl..
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..
[성명] We welcome refugees 우리는 난민을 환대한다 We welcome refugees. Everyone has inherent dignity, and the right to have their rights respected and protected. We will live together with refugees. We are all different. We have different skin colors, follow different religions, and use different languages. Such differences should be respected and celebrated. Respect to each other enriches our lives and relationships. Everyone should be treated..