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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





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