In June 2020, the National Human Rights Commission of Korea(NHRCK) released its opinion calling for the enactment of Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law (equality law) to the National Assembly.
So far, the NHRCK has been putting forward a wide variety of policies to counter hate and discrimination in our society and working to lay the foundation for the passage of equality law.
Despite our efforts, we are still faced with a challenging environment.
The 2020 Conference on Combating Hate and Discrimination, co-hosted by the NHRCK, the European Union and the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF),
has been designed to seek collective efforts to eradicate hate and
discrimination and build a more equal society.
I hope this conference will offer a valuable opportunity to discuss
and share the experiences of countries that have enacted
anti-discrimination and equality laws and the positive effects they
have had on society.
I look forward to your valuable contributions and active
participation in the conference.
National Human Rights Commission of Korea