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Teachers to Go to Court Over Visa Rule

June 11, 2009

A group of human rights lawyers plan to file a petition with the Constitutional Court against what they call discriminatory visa rules that require foreign English teachers to take an HIV and drug tests.

Chang Suh-yeon, an attorney with the Korean Public Interest Lawyers Group “Gong-Gam,” told The Korea Times Tuesday that her group will take the issue to the court this week or next.

“The visa rules violate the Constitution that guarantees a basic right to freedom, equal treatment, the pursuit of happiness and the protection of privacy,” Chang said.

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