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The Right to Education Initiative

In 2000 the first UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education was re-launched in 2008 as the Right to Education Project, envisioning a...

Academic for Peace Jailed in Turkey

Dr. Gençay Gürsoy of Turkey was charged with “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” on the grounds of his support of the declaration prepared by the...

Who are Scholars at Risk?

Scholars at Risk is a New York based organization, comprised of a network of international institutions which are organized to support and defend principles...

China Detains Academics, Journalists

The targeting of intellectuals by China is not new but is concerning to the academic world. Several prominent Uyghur scholars have disappeared from China’s Xinjiang...

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a global milestone which states the basic rights and fundamental freedoms of all people in the world....

Korean Pop Company’s Apology for Mocking World War II Victims

After an embarrassing row for the Korean pop-giant production company Big Hit over accusations of glorifying World War II victims, the company has offered...

Academic Freedom in the Digital Age

If you’ve experienced this at least once in your life, you’re not alone. Multiple people have gone through feeling like their words are unimpactful...

The Forced Labor Row Dividing Japan and South Korea

The forced labor row currently affecting South Korea and Japan was technically solved in 1965 with the treaty on Bilateral Relations. This treaty aimed...

The Controversy over K-Pop and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb

A member of the famous K-Pop band “BTS” was internationally ridiculed for wearing an insensitive shirt that depicted the bombing of Nagasaki during WWII....

A Statement Against the Indictment of Professor Park Yu-ha

The following text is a document containing the statement against the indictment of Dr. Park Yuha by the South Korean high court system. The...
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