The visit of South Korean researchers at the Institute of National Remembrance – 10 July 2019

On 10 July 2019, the Institute of National Remembrance was visited by Sim Giseob and Lim Sory, research fellows from the South Korean Hana Institute for the Unification of Korea.

The Institute of National Remembrance was represented by: Leopold Buczacki, Deputy Director of the IPN’s Vetting Office, Prosecutor Bogusław Tomasz Czerwiński from the Chief Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation, Artur Kolęda from the National Education Office, and Joanna Kumor and Dr Dorota Lewsza from the Division of International Information and Relations.

The researchers from South Korea acquainted themselves with the structure, mission, main tasks and objectives of the Institute, special emphasis being put on  the vetting, investigative and educational divisions. The guests asked, among other things, how the need to submit lustration declarations affects the socio-political life in Poland, who is subject to the obligation to submit such documents and what consequences are borne by persons convicted of a lustration lie.

They also listened with interest to details regarding the prosecution of perpetrators of war and communist crimes. A separate issue addressed by the guests was the de-communization of public space - Polish legislation and experience in this area.

The visitors from South Korea were presented with major research projects alongside with a wide range of ongoing educational projects  prepared for students and teachers.

 Delegations from the Ministry of Unification of the Republic of Korea visited the IPN in March 2017, November 2017 and in June 2019.

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