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Amnesty International has Akihiro Ri (Lee Myung Bak) of South Korea is the next president of independent agency, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to change the status of the presidential office under the jurisdiction of the place to express concern over plans to Doing. The move follows the January 16, 2008 to his transition team announced organizational change is part of the plan.
National Human Rights Commission of the National Human Rights Commission Act 2001 as an independent agency established. Article 3 of this law, the principles concerning the status of national human rights institutions (Paris Principles) in accordance with the National Human Rights Commission acknowledged that independence. In addition, the committee's independence in Article 10 of the Constitution guarantees the human rights obligations as stipulated in the.
National Human Rights Commission's independence is lost, there's no censorship and domestic public opinion to the issue of human rights and privileges for the loss of objectivity. The victims, their families and other individuals and organizations that appeal to the National Human Rights Commission that it would hamper. Fearing retaliation, or hope to win justice is lost. Amnesty International is the National Human Rights Commission to put under the jurisdiction of the presidential office is to promote and protect human rights in Korea to bring it to retreat to believe that.
The purpose of the national human rights institutions to protect and promote human rights, therefore, a wide range of human rights and individual human rights complaints that effective investigation, based on recommendations to them. The majority of human rights violations done by the state from the principles of international standards, particularly in Paris, the national human rights institutions to fulfill the original mission, the administrative organ of executive power from the government to maintain the independence of the importance Stressed that.
Amnesty International is the National Human Rights Commission as an independent body to maintain the current status of the next president to press for Lee Myung-bak.
Amnesty International news release
AI Index: ASA 25/001/2008
January 18, 2008