President Moon Jae-in on Dec. 10 gives a speech at the Seoul Cathedral of the Anglican Church of Korea during a ceremony marking Human Rights Day.

President Moon Jae-in on Dec. 10 gives a speech at the Seoul Cathedral of the Anglican Church of Korea during a ceremony marking Human Rights Day.

By Park Gil-ja and Yoon Sojung
Photos = Cheong Wa Dae

President Moon Jae-in on Dec. 10 stressed the role of peace in human rights, saying, “Peace will guarantee human rights and that will secure peace.”

In a ceremony marking Human Rights Day at the Seoul Cathedral of the Anglican Church of Korea, the chief executive said, “Removing the remnants of the Cold War and setting up a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula are all intended to secure human rights and a decent life for the Korean people.”

“This will serve as the foundation for freedom, justice and peace of not just the Korean Peninsula but also Northeast Asia and the whole world.”

Moon is the second sitting president to attend the Human Rights Day ceremony; Roh Moo-hyun was the first in 2003.

President Moon Jae-in (left) on Dec. 10 awards the Rose of Sharon Medal to the bereaved family of the late lawmaker Roh Hoe-chan during a ceremony marking Human Rights Day at the Seoul Cathedral of the Anglican Church of Korea.

President Moon Jae-in (left) on Dec. 10 awards the Rose of Sharon Medal to the bereaved family of the late lawmaker Roh Hoe-chan during a ceremony marking Human Rights Day at the Seoul Cathedral of the Anglican Church of Korea.

 

President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook on Dec. 10 attend a ceremony marking Human Rights Day at the Seoul Cathedral of the Anglican Church of Korea.

President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook on Dec. 10 attend a ceremony marking Human Rights Day at the Seoul Cathedral of the Anglican Church of Korea.

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