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In December 2007, the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) designated Chunbuk University as a regional hub for human rights for North Cholla Province. In January 2009, the NHRCK concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with the university for establishment of the Center for Human Rights.
The Center aims to raise human rights awareness within university education, undertake public relations, research on human rights violations within the university, and undertake human rightsresearch and education in North Cholla Province.
Chonbuk University Center for Human Rights
Address: Deokjin-dong, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, 664-14 Korea.
Tel (8263) 270-4724
Fax (8263) 270-4143
The Chonnam National University launched in 2006 a project on human rights research and education as part of the unique activities characterizing the university by establishing the Center for Public Interest & Human Rights Law. In November of the same year, the university entered into a memorandum of understanding on research and education on human rights with the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK). From 2007, the Center started the publication of “Public Interest & Human Rights Law Review,” initiated an annual training program for teachers, held academic conferences, undertook human rights research, organized human rights essay contest among undergraduate and graduate students, and created the short program of the Asia Human Rights School in Gwanju.
• Human Rights Law Review (biennial bi-annual, since 2007)
Center for Public Interest & Human Rights Law
Chonnam National University Law School
Address: 300,Yong bong-dong, buk-gu, Gwangju,500-757, South Korea
Tel: (82-62) 530-2293
Fax: (82-62) 530-2294
http://hrcenter.chonnam.ac.kr/ (korean version)
The GyeongSang National University established the Institute for Human Rights and Social Development (IHAS) in 2010. Prior to this, the university established in 1985 the Institute for Unification,which was reorganized into the Center for Unification, Peace and Human Rights within the Institute of Global and Area Studies. After its establishment, IHAS proceeded in the same year (2010) to form the human rights-based Policy Research Group, Team on Developing Indicators of Human Rights in School, Research Team for Korean Type of New Social Policy, and establishment of two centers – Social Policy Research Center (SPRC) and Human Rights Education Research Center (HRERC).
IHAS aims to co-operate in the promotion of human rights and social development based on the values of human rights and solidarity.IHAS works on the following two priority areas: research and education of human rights; and research into social development based on human rights and solidarity.
The IHAS convenes topic-related seminars, hosts academic conferences, organizes significant research projects, and communicates with the public through publications. The IHAS aims to contribute to the enhancement of human rights and the promotion of social development in Gyeongnam province and in Korean society, and to support the further development of human society in the world.
Social Policy and Human Rights
New Paradigm on Social Policy
Institute for Human Rights and Social Development (IHAS)
Department of Social Welfare, College of Social Sciences
Gyeongsang National University
Address: 900, Gajwa-dong, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea 660-701
Tel (82-55) 772-1240
Fax (82-55) 772-1219