VISION

The purpose of the Yoon & Yang Pro Bono Foundation is to contribute to the development of our community, improve legal welfare, and promote the rule of law by protecting fundamental human rights and achieving social justice in our society.

Legal Consultation, Public Interest Litigation, and Other Legal Aid Activities

The Yoon & Yang Pro Bono Foundation established and operates a Public Interest Legal Consultation Center for the rights of the socially vulnerable and minorities.

Support for Activities that Improve the Human Rights of the Socially Vulnerable and Minorities

The Yoon & Yang Pro Bono Foundation endeavors to improve the rights and interests of the socially vulnerable who are in the blind spot of legal protection.  

Cooperation with Individuals and Groups to Protect and Improve Human Rights

The Yoon & Yang Pro Bono Foundation works together with specialized groups in each area, including groups that act for the marginalized.

Research and Support Activities for Public Interest Legislation

The Yoon & Yang Pro Bono Foundation pioneers in creating a venue for promoting the rule of law by reviewing and discussing the institutional aspects of major social issues

Volunteer Activities for Local Communities

The Yoon & Yang Pro Bono Foundation shares its warmth with communities that need a helping hand through “People Who Share,” a volunteer group voluntarily created by its employees.

Activities that Promote the Rule of Law 

The Yoon & Yang Pro Bono Foundation works together with specialized groups in each area, including groups that act for the marginalized.

HISTORY
2019


Sep.

Hosted the International Symposium on Rights to Self-Determination about Life: Unattended Death and Public Health Funeral  

Apr.

Firefighter recognized as having died in the line of dangerous duty in a retrial case

Apr.

Hosted the 9th Yoon & Yang Public Interest Seminar “Pursuing Housing Welfare Legislation for the Socially Marginalized”

Feb.

Published the Guidebook for Overseas Adoptees



2018


Dec.  

Hosted the 8th Yoon & Yang Public Interest Seminar “Institutional Solutions for the Civilian Injuries Caused by the Korean Soldiers during the Vietnam War”

Dec.

Hosted the 1st ‘Snail Concert’ for the homeless

Nov. 

Hosted ‘the Classroom Law Contest’

Nov. 

Hosted the 7th Yoon & Yang Public Interest Seminar “Legal Issues regarding the End-of-War Declaration and the Peace Regime”

Jul.

Public Interest Seminar on the Disposal of Infected Animal

May.

Signed an MOU with CHANGE, a group that protects the rights and interests of overseas adoptees

Mar. 

Hosted the 6th Yoon & Yang Public Interest Seminar “Legal Issues regarding Inter-Korean Exchange under the UN Regime”



2017


Dec. 

Appointed Young-Lip Park as the second Chairman of the Yoon & Yang Pro Bono Foundation

Nov. 

Completion of mediation regarding claim for unpaid wages and damages filed against island farm owners

Oct.

5th Yoon & Yang Public Interest Seminar “Legal Controversies over the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage”

Jul.

4th Yoon & Yang Public Interest Seminar “A Country’s Obligation to Guarantee the Safety of Its People”

Mar.

3rd Yoon & Yang Public Interest Seminar “Basic Income: Possibility for Adoption and Limitations”

Feb. 

Won the Supreme Court litigation case claiming damages in which it represented Hansen’s disease patients who were forced to undergo abortion and sterilization



2016


Dec.

Hosted the 2nd Yoon & Yang Public Interest Seminar “Discussion of Issues regarding Conscientious Objection”

Oct.  

Signed an MOU with the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Korea

Feb.  

Won a Supreme Court case seeking a marriage annulment for an immigrant woman from Vietnam (decision to reverse and remand case)

Jan.  

Yoon & Yang LLC was named in the CSR List 2016 by Asian Legal Business

Jan.  

Yoon & Yang LLC received the a group award at the 4th Lawyers’ Public Interest Awards



2015


Jul.  

Hosted the first Yoon & Yang Public Interest Seminar “Various Legal focusing on MERS”                                                                                          

Jan.

Foundation ceremony for the Yoon & Yang Pro Bono Foundation (Chairman Hong Hoon Lee)



2014


Dec.

NASA started its annual “Coal Briquette-Sharing” volunteer activity  

Feb.

Partial victory in the litigation case claiming state compensation regarding the Haklim case (decision granting compensation; Seoul Central District Court)



2012


Mar.

Established the Yoon & Yang Public Interest Committee (Chairman Hong Hoon Lee)                                                                                                  



2011


Oct.

Filed complaint claiming state compensation regarding the forced sterilization and abortion on Hansen’s disease patients                               



2004


Aug.

Filed the first complaint seeking the cancelation of the Japanese government’s disposition to deny compensation                                            



2003


Jan.  

Yoon & Yang LLC established volunteer group “Nanuneun Saramdeul(NASA)”                                                                                                            

Yoon & Yang Pro Bono Foundation

34F, Asem Tower, 517, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea [06164]

Contact :  +82)2-6182-8011 | FAX : +82)2-6003-7802 | E-mail : probono@yoonyang.com


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