Justice Party (South Korea)

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Not to be confused with the Justice Party that was founded by former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson.

The Justice Party (정의당) is the South Korean left-wing[note 1], social democratic party.

This party is the South Korean only pro-LGBT party among political parties, and it is the only socialist party of South Korea, but it is less feminist than the Minjoo Party of Korea.[note 2]

This party is the only party in the Republic of Korea that is forward-looking in terms of the rights of the disabled, especially the mentally. However, the party is not complete, with some party members disparaging autism.

It supports abortion rights, same-sex marriage, sustainable development and multiculturalism. But it opposes cannabis, prostitution and some social issues.[note 3] and only party in the Republic that supports the acceptance of Islamic refugees.

The party has a friendly relationship with the Japanese Social Democratic Party.

Main support is from trade union activists, the lower working class, multicultural families, and the sexual minorities.

It supports the appeasement policy toward North Korea (= Sunshine Policy) but it opposes the North Korea political system.

The party is currently the 4th largest opposition party.

Criticism[edit]

It turned out that some executives at Justice Party provided leftover food waste from "general schools" meals as "disabled schools" meals to siphon off government subsidies and reap private benefits.[1]

It is appalling that a political party, which has usually called for better school meals, has committed such irregularities. As such, South Korea's major political parties do not respect minority human rights.

Notes[edit]

  1. By South korean political standards. by international standards, it is evaluated as the centre-left.
  2. South Korea's feminist Western and otherwise do not accept the concept of intersectionality
  3. The latter case is due to South Korea's conservative sentiment.

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