Republic of Korea

Results of probe into Korean navy ship sinking ‘deeply troubling,’ Ban says

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced serious concern over the results of the investigation into the sinking of a navy ship off the coast of the Republic of Korea, alleged by the country to have been carried out by its northern neighbour, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DRPK).

UN expert warns of increasing restrictions on free speech in Republic of Korea

Full respect for human rights in the Republic of Korea, particularly the right to freedom of opinion and expression, is diminishing, as courts are more restrictive in their interpretation and implementation of existing laws, said an independent United Nations expert.