Independence of National Human Rights Institutions and Linkage between International Law and Domestic Law: A Case Study of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea

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    Abstract

    Independence of national human rights institutions (NHRI s) is a key requirement under the Paris Principles, an international guideline for the status of NHRI s. National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) has been a full member of Asia Pacific Forum of NHRI s since 2002 and has held ‘A’ status with the International Coordinating Committee of NHRI s (ICC) since 2004. However, NHRCK’s re-accreditation process in March 2014 was deferred by the Sub-Accreditation Committee of the ICC until November 2014, and then March 2015, and finally until May 2016. This paper examines the independence issue faced by the NHRCK in accordance with the requirement of the Paris Principles with the aim to illustrate common issues faced by NHRI s in the interaction between international requirements and domestic reality. 

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
    EditorsJavaid Rehman, Meryl Dickinson, Ayesha Shahid
    PublisherBrill
    Chapter11
    Pages264-299
    Number of pages36
    Volume1
    Edition2017
    ISBN (Electronic)9789004339033
    ISBN (Print)9789004339019
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Publication series

    NameThe Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
    Volume1
    ISSN (Electronic)2452-0578

    Keywords

    • Human Rights
    • NHRI s
    • Korea
    • International Law

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