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The Korea Human Rights Foundation was created in 1999 by prominent human rights advocates following the commemorative events of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In the past two decades, the Foundation has successfully fulfilled its mandate to promote human rights values and culture through human rights education, research, and leadership building in Korea and Asia, such as:

  • Regional networking with Asian NGOs

  • Student moot court competitions

  • Incubation of emerging human rights NGOs

  • Nationwide and city-level human rights conferences, workshops, and seminars

  • Publication of reports and volumes

  • Business and human rights research

However, new human rights challenges have developed in a society more globally networked, competitive, and digitized, especially for the youth. The Foundation’s board is now seriously contemplating a new and more relevant direction—one that is more future-oriented and youth-invested.

For this purpose, the Foundation seeks to upgrade its core missions. Under new leadership, the Foundation aims to (1) invest in rights innovation for and by the youth, (2) advance human rights education and training, (3) collaborate with international partners to find solutions to global problems, and (4) connect business and human rights for a healthier public and private environment.

We look forward to continuing the Foundation’s legacy for future generations with your continued support.

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