Causes of Infringement and Discrimination

Indicator description

  • A. Definition

    The public opinion on the main factors that cause infringement on human rights or discrimination

  • B. How to measure

    Percentage of issues selected as the primary factor when assessing the causes of human rights violations

  • C. Features and Sources

    Category Sub-Category Sub-Subcategory Type of Indicator Reference Data Sources First year data available Periodicity
    Rights to Equality State of Discrimination Discriminatory Factors Subjective/Result National Human Rights Commission of Korea National Human Rights Awareness Survey 2005 5 years
  • D. Interpretation

    Efforts to ensure human rights in the country begin by identifying causes of human rights violations and discrimination. The analysis of these factors can be used to identify and improve human rights violations. When we look at the indicators, South Koreans think that economic status and education level are the main causes of human rights violations and discrimination. In particular, responses selecting economic status as the most discriminatory factor accounted for one-third of the total, suggesting that the human rights situation is highly affected by the economic situation. Although the state is trying to improve the human rights situation by providing a support system in accordance with the economic situation, many people still feel that these factors are the prominent causes of human rights violations. It can be seen that more support measures are needed.

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