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Jan-Feb 2018 Pro Bono Activities

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1. Refugees

 

- Gave legal advice to refuge status applicant M from Egypt.

 

- Participated in discussion on improving refugee translator system.

 

- Participated in task force for amendment of Refugee Act.

 

- Participated in preparations for 2018 Workshop for Korea Refugee Support Network.

 

- Participated in Korea Refugee Support Network.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Migrants

 

- Represented migrant J in court for claiming annulment of forcible return.

 

- Represented migrant A from Yemen in his claim for annulment of forcible return.

 

- Participated in formulating state tort claim based upon CERD recommendation.

 

- [Universal Birth Registration Network] participated in formulating this year’s plans.

 

- Participated in drafting amendments of the Immigration Control Act, held meetings with legislators' offices regarding the same.

 

- [Network for Rights of Migrant Children] Drafted policy draft for birth registration and rights to education

for migrants, and provided expert advice to NHRCK.

 

- Drafted letter of request for granting right of stay of F, supported N’s special application for right of stay.

 

- [Network for Rights to Housing of Migrant Workers] Participated in discussions for responding to v

isit of Special Rapporteur for adequate housing to Korea. Examined the case of undue deduction of expenses for

 board and lodging

 

- Drafted memorandum for NHRCK on denial of exit of migrant children for reasons of unpaid fines.

 

- [Migrant Human Rights Case Study Group] Discussed Constitutional Claim for the Immigration Control Act’s

 provision of arbitrary detention of migrants.

 

- Drafted civil society report on migrant aspect for CSO consultation of 3rd National Action Plan of Korea.

 

- Participated in research group for analysis of environmental factors regarding migrant children

 

 

 

3. Social Economy / Innovation

 

- Gave legal advice on construction disputes regarding D social enterprise, and on construction permit procedure

 for N social enterprise.

 

- Participated in task force for amendment of laws for promoting social housing

 

- Participated in evaluation panel for Warm Social Housing Fund

 

- Planned the 4th issue of Public Interest Law, Study on Social Economy Law and hosted seminar on

‘how to improve laws and policies for social economy’.

 

- Wrote research paper on how to vitalize social housing.

 

- Participated in research on ‘Public Concept for Land Ownership’

 

- Became regular contributor for columns on co-ops in Korea (Seoul Co-op Support Center)

 

- Participated in comparative research on European law on co-ops(Ministry of Strategy and Finance,

iCOOP Co-operative Institute)

 

- Appointed as the policy advisor for law and participated in policy advisor conference on improvement of law

and policy for co-ops (Seoul Co-op Support Center)

 

- Participated in meetings between social housing businesses for HUG

 

 

 

4. Female / Youth

 

- Participated in research on laws for alternative education.

 

 - Participated in research group for overseas adoption and rights of adoptees.

 

- Participated in meeting with Solidarity for Alternative Education for new year’s plans

 

- Entered into MOU with Seongnam City Youth Foundation (legal support regarding labor rights of teenagers)

 

 

 

5. North Korea / North Korean Settlers

 

- Represented defendant in court for a charge of violating North Korean Refugees Protection and Settlement

 Support Act

 

- Reviewed the proposed amendment of laws and had meeting regarding the site for alternative school for

North Korean Settler teenagers

 

- Participated in task force for scenario planning for unification

 

- Participated in research on IP law disputes in South and North Korea with special committee for unification laws

 under Seoul Bar Association

 

- Supported Roundtable for Unification and North Korean Settlers held by Seoul Bar Association

 

- Participated in mentoring for North Korean Settler college students

 

- Created legal education material for alternative schools for North Korean Settler teenagers

 

- Participated in sub-committee for North Korean Settlers under Korean Bar Association

 

 

 

6. Welfare

 

- Supported the state compensation claim on labor ability assessment of National Basic Living Security beneficiary 

 

- Participated in discussion on tort action for restoring housing allowances of children living in group homes

 

- Participated in the coalition for amendment of National Basic Living Security Act

 

- [Research Group for Realization of Social Rights] Participated in research for amendment of

National Basic Living Security Act.

 

- [Collective Action for Amendment of Basic Living Security Act] Participated in new year kick-off meeting,

 participated in campaign for realistic adjustment of cost-of-living allowance.

 

- Examined the issue of salary limitation for delinquents of National Health Insurance 

 

- Participated in network for improving livestock disposal process

 

- Participated in Animal Law Comparative Study Society

 

- Participated in Pro Bono Roundtable for Animal Rights

 

  

 

7. Persons with Disabilities

 

- Participated in Supreme Court lawsuit for ensuring mobility right for the disabled in double decker low floor bus

 

- Researched the work status of persons with developmental disabilities, and participated in meetings to hold

forum regarding the same.

 

- Held internal seminar on disability rights (lecturer: former ambassador to the UN, H.E. Mr. Oh Joon)

 

- Supported Korean candidate for the CRPD Committee

 

- Gave presentation on the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) at the special committee for

 disability rights under Seoul Bar Association.

 

- Participated in Korean Disability Law Association

 

- Participated in case meeting of Disability Discrimination Act of Solidarity in Korea (DDASK)

 

- Participated in new year kick-off meeting with Research Institute of the Differently Abled Person’s Rights in Korea

 (RIDRIK)

 

 

 

8. NPO Law

 

- Gave legal Advice to the Korean Animal Welfare Association for amendment of AoI.

 

- Researched major legal issues for NPOs

 

- Participated in legislation on promoting civil society 

 

- Researched on the revision of the tax law related to small and medium-sized public interest organizations

 

- Participated in project for amendment of legislation on supporting non-profit organisations

 

- Gave presentation on civil society meeting on the government proposal for public interest committee.

 

- Participated in Ministry of Interior and Safety Task Force meetings for public interest committee.

 

- Drafted plans for Public Interest Society “We”

 

- Drafted plans for training program for NPO experts

 

- Completed matching for 2nd NPO Legal Support Lawyers

 

- Participated in Seoul Bar Association meeting for pro bono support organizations.

 

- Gave interview on Dongcheon Legal Support Center for NPOs (Law Times)

 

- Appointed as the advisor for Volunteering Korea

 

 

 

9. Others

 

- Participated in mentoring to teenagers in juvenile detention center

 

- Wrote paper on ‘Access to Justice’ in Korea

 

- Chaired tax case law seminars by Minbyeon