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Lee Bo-reum found school almost intolerable. As a young woman, she was outed to her peers as a lesbian, and was ostracized and bullied by her classmates for her sexual orientation. As the mistreatment persisted, she eventually became depressed and…
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Amicus Brief to the Honorable Justices of the Constitutional Court of Korea

I. Introduction Human Rights Watch respectfully submits this amicus brief in connection with case 2017Hun-Ga16, now before the Constitutional Court of Korea (“Constitutional Court”), which involves a review of the…
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An alleged crackdown by the South Korean army on gay male service members, which came to light in April, is striking fear into gay soldiers and potential conscripts. Earlier this year a video clip that appeared to show two military men…
South Korean soldiers at a marine base in Gimpo, South Korea, on June 10, 2016.
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The government of South Korea should act swiftly to uphold the rights of LGBT people

When South Korea’s government denied the Beyond the Rainbow Foundation official incorporation in February 2015, it was a disturbing reminder of the country’s persistent failure to uphold the basic rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)…