Recommendations of rights watchdog often neglected
Published : 2013-01-29 20:16
Updated : 2013-01-29 20:16
Some 30 percent of policy recommendations issued by the human rights commission have been partly or wholly rejected, the watchdog said Tuesday, raising questions over the efficacy of its role.
The National Human Rights Commission said it has made a total of 2,768 recommendations to government agencies and private entities since its establishment in 2001 until last year upon receiving petitions, and some 68.7 percent have been accepted so far.
By type, government organizations, including the police, prosecution and local governments, accepted 70.6 percent out of
1,335 cases of the watchdog’s policy advice, while the private institutions such as firms and care facilities embraced 69.4 percent of 1,209 recommendations received, the watchdog said. (Yonhap News)