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L.G v. Republic of Korea

Country: South Korea
Year: 2015
Court: Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Citation: Communication No. 51/2012; U.N. Doc. CERD/C/86/D/51/2012
Health Topics: Controlled substances, HIV/AIDS, Informed consent
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to work
Facts:

L.G, a New Zealand national, was employed as an English teacher in the Republic of Korea. She held an E-2 working visa for “native speaker conversation instructors.” Korea required all persons holding an E-2 working visa to undergo testing for HIV/AIDS and illegal drugs at a government hospital before they could register as alien residents …Read more

Tags: Compulsory testing, Drug use, HIV status, Involuntary testing, Mandatory testing, Non-consensual testing and treatment, People who use drugs
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Case 20-2(A) KCCR 696; 2007 Hun-Ka17·21; 2008 Hun-Ka7·26; 2008 Hun-Ba21·47 (consolidated), October 30, 2008

Country: South Korea
Year: 2008
Court: Constitutional Court of Korea
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

Defendants from six separate cases – 2007 Hun-Ka17, 2007 Hun-Ka21, 2008 Hun-Ka7, 2008 Hun-Ka26, 2008 Hun-Ba21, 2008 Hun-Ba47 – were prosecuted for adultery and fornication.  These cases were consolidated and brought before the Constitutional Court of Korea.  The Court was asked to review Article 241 of the Criminal Act and determine whether this article violated …Read more

Tags: Criminalization, Spousal consent
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2008Hun-Ka23

Country: South Korea
Year: 2008
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 22-1(A) KCCR 36
Health Topics: Prisons, Public safety, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner was charged with murder of four people and the sexual assault of three women. The Gwangju District Court sentenced the petitioner to the death penalty in accordance with Article 250 Section 1 of the Criminal Act and Article 10 Section 1 of the Former Special Act on Punishment of Sex Crimes and Victim …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhumane treatment, Law enforcement, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Threat of violence
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