South Korean Anti-Discrimination Law Faces Conservative Pushback

Author: Lee Yoo Eun, Global Voices , Published on: 13 April 2013

South Korean conservative groups are mounting a fierce resistance to a proposed anti-discrimination law in South Korea that would prohibit discrimination based on based on religion, political ideology, or sexual orientation. The comprehensive bill, which was drafted after receiving recommendations from the United Nations Human Rights Council, was introduced to the country's legislature early February 2013 and it is now pending review...The possible legal changes it could bring include...stepping up the monitoring of discrimination against migrant workers...About 200 groups from political, educational, and civic sectors staged a protest in Seoul...against the proposed law.

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