Moon appoints new chief of human rights watchdog

SEOUL, President Moon Jae-in appointed a new head of the country's human rights commission Tuesday.

In July, Moon nominated Choi Young-ae, chief of the human rights commission of the Seoul city government, as new chief of the National Human Rights Commission.

Her confirmation hearing was delayed due to a prolonged parliamentary deadlock. On Monday, the National Assembly's operating committee adopted a report on her confirmation, paving the way for her appointment.

Choi, a native of Busan, is considered to have long worked for minorities, including those exposed to sexual violence. She served as the head of the Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center from 1991-2001.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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