September 2010 – Seoul
South Korea’s National Human Rights Commission has demanded that universities run by religious foundations not limit those of different faiths from applying for job positions at the schools. A job applicant who claims to have been rejected by Dongguk University and Seoul Women’s University filed a petition with the human rights watchdog. Buddhist Dongguk demands job seekers present a Buddhist certificate sealed by a monk from a temple associated with the Jogye Order, while the evangelical women-only school asks for a certificate of church attendance. Religious groups oppose the agency’s recommendations.