MINBYUN – Lawyers for a Democratic Society is a NGO with special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNECOSOC) and strives to further the development of democracy in Korea through litigation, research, and investigation.To this end, MINBYUN is also dedicated to increasing public awareness and collaborating in joint activities to protect basic human rights and attain social justice.

MINBYUN consists of more than 1,200 lawyers as of April 2024 from all parts of South Korea. The headquarter is located in Seoul, and there are 8 branch offices: Busan, Daegu, Ulsan, Gwangju-Jeonnam, Daejeon-Chungcheong, Incheon, Jeonbuk and Gyungnam. MINBYUN has 16 committees and 2 centers that represent a wide range of activities in the various fields of human rights and 6 staff teams in the secretariat to assist with the entirety of its activities.

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NGO response to Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai’s press conference 2016-02-17
(ii) Urgent Appeals Urgent Appeal to Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression–Jan 2009 2010-11-25
(ii) Urgent Appeals Urgent Appeal on Yongsan Tragedy–January 25, 2009 2010-11-25
(iii) Press Release/Statements NGOs Written Statement on the Government's Written Answer on Oct. 16, 2008 2010-11-24
(ii) Urgent Appeals Additional Information on Urgent Appeal–July 25, 2008 2010-11-24
(ii) Urgent Appeals Urgent Appeal: Freedom of Opinion and Expression–July 14, 2008 2010-11-24
4. UN reports on Republic of Korea E/CN.4/2006/NGO/185–March 7, 2006 2010-11-24
4. UN reports on Republic of Korea E/CN.4/2006/NGO/183–March 7, 2006 2010-11-24
4. UN reports on Republic of Korea E/CN.4/2005/NGO/304–March 9, 2005 2010-11-24
4. UN reports on Republic of Korea E/CN.4/2006/NGO/184–March 7, 2006 2010-11-24
4. UN reports on Republic of Korea E/CN.4/2005/NGO/303–March 3, 2005 2010-11-24
(i) Submissions to the UN Civil and Political Rights, Including the Question of Conscientious Object to Military Service–February 11, 2002 2010-11-24
(i) Submissions to the UN A/HRC/13/NGO/68–February 15, 2010 2010-11-24
(i) Submissions to the UN A/HRC/7/NGO/30–February 22,2008 2010-11-24
(iii) Press Release/Statements NGO's Joint Statement Against KORUS FTA 2010-11-24
(i) Submissions to the UN Written Statement to the Final Session of the Commission on Human Rights 2010-11-24
(iv) NGO Petitions/Communications Haiti NGO Letter to the Donors' Conference–March 18, 2010 2010-11-24
(i) Submissions to the UN NGO Joint Statement on the war in Iraq to the UN Commission on Human Rights–March 25, 2003 2010-11-24
(iv) NGO Petitions/Communications March 17, 2008–Joint Statement delivered by Ms. Giyoun Kim on behalf of Asian NGOs 2010-11-24
(iv) NGO Petitions/Communications ESCR-Net Statement on the Financial Crisis and Global Economic Recession 2010-11-24
(iv) NGO Petitions/Communications Asian NGOs' Statement before the Special HRC Session on Myanmar–October 3, 2007 2010-11-24
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