[인권위 20주년] President Moon said, “I can’t create an anti-discrimination law, so there is a limit, a new norm is needed”

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President Moon Jae-in said, “20 years ago, the basic law on human rights and non-discrimination could not be enacted, and there was a limit to include human rights norms in the National Human Rights Commission Act. said

At the ‘National Human Rights Commission 20th Anniversary Ceremony’ held at Myeongdong Cathedral in Jung-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 25th, President Moon said, “This is a task that we must overcome in order to become an advanced country in human rights.” The Human Rights Commission was established as an independent state organization on November 25, 2001 by combining the people’s aspirations for democratization and human rights promotion, years of human rights and civic groups’ efforts, the government’s will and the demands of the international community.

In the process of enacting the Act on the Prohibition of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities and Remedy for Rights in 2007 (the Anti-Discrimination Act on Persons with Disabilities), the abolition of protective and probation measures, the abolition of the military detention system, the introduction of the dementia state responsibility system, and the abolition of the obligatory support system, it is possible through the recommendations of the Human Rights Committee. suggested that it did. He continued, “The efforts of the Human Rights Commission have become the foundation, prohibiting discrimination based on age in hiring and promotion, and establishing the perception that workplace harassment is a serious human rights issue. “He said.

The Human Rights Commission made 413 human rights policy recommendations between 2002 and 2020, and 375 cases were accepted. The recommended acceptance rate is 86,4%.

Human Rights Committee Chairman Song Doo-hwan said, “The role and responsibilities of the Human Rights Commission will become more serious in the future.” “In addition to the existing human rights issues, human rights issues in disaster situations such as climate crisis and infectious diseases, socioeconomic polarization and inequality issues, deepening gender equality issues, rapid change There are new and controversial human rights tasks that the Human Rights Commission must take the lead in, such as information and human rights in a digital environment.”

At the ceremony, Choi Young-mi, president of the Korean Housekeepers Association, was awarded the Republic of Korea Human Rights Award (National Medal of Merit Camellia Medal) in recognition of her efforts to improve the human rights of domestic workers.

On the other hand, the Justice Party started a ‘song to end the enactment of the anti-discrimination law within the year’ in front of the main building of the National Assembly on the afternoon of the same day. The demonstration will continue for two weeks until the 9th of next month, the last day of the regular National Assembly.

Reference-www.labortoday.co.kr

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