Human Rights for Whom?: National Identity and Its Impact on Divergent Human Rights Protection of Ethnic and Cultural Minorities in South Korea

Author:Min Kyung Lee
Position::Columbia University School of Law

In the era of globalization, the concept of multiculturalism is gaining significance in many countries around the globe. With the recent demographical changes, South Korea, too, is starting to engage in the debate on multiculturalism. Despite an increasing number of foreigners residing in Korea, its traditional concept of danilminjok, roughly translated as one-ethnicity, is presenting unique challenges to the protection of human rights of ethnic and cultural... (see full summary)

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