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The Peninsula blog is a project of the Korea Economic Institute. It is designed to provide a wide ranging forum for discussion of the foreign policy, economic, and social issues that impact the Korean peninsula.

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In Significant Policy Shift, President Yoon Highlights North Korea Human Rights Issues

Robert King
September 21, 2022
Since the inauguration of President Yoon Suk Yeol four months ago, a shift in policy on North Korean human rights has taken place.

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United Nations Appoints Peruvian Scholar Elizabeth Salmón Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in North Korea

Robert King
July 25, 2022
UN Human Rights Council appoints Peruvian scholar as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea.

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Roadblocks to a Successful Resolution of the South Korea-Japan Forced Labor Dispute

Jae Chang
July 25, 2022
Although ROK-Japan talks aim to mend bilateral relations, a sustainable solution for the forced labor issue requires an efficient and legitimate agreement.

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Ethics of South Korea’s Overseas Development Assistance

Yu Na Choi
July 10, 2022
South Korea provides police training to Southeast Asia, but regional trends raise wider questions about its moral implications.

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Korea’s ad hoc and instrumental refugee policy

Yu Na Choi
July 4, 2022
South Korea’s refugee policies to-date have been largely responsive to the country’s political and economic demands, not principles.

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Headwinds for LGBTQ Rights in South Korea

Mai Anna Pressley
June 5, 2022
South Korea’s LGBTQ community continues to face barriers to enjoying full civil rights as ambivalence and homophobia embolden political discrimination.

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South Korea’s Road to Reproductive Rights

Decriminalization of abortion in South Korea is a sign of progress, but much more can be done to safeguard the reproductive rights of Korean women.

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UN Search Underway for Next Special Rapporteur on DPRK Human Rights

Robert King
May 3, 2022
The United Nations has begun the process of selecting a new Special Rapporteur to focus on the situation of human rights in North Korea.

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