The International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL) is deeply saddened by recent events, and the tragic death of George Floyd. We share the grief and anger within the Black community and stand with the Black community in demanding to be heard and an end to police brutality. IAKL stands with those who proudly exercise their rights under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.
IAKL believes that actual reform and change must happen not only with the Minneapolis Police Department, but with many police forces across the world. To accelerate these changes, we must start the difficult conversation of how we can address racial and economic inequalities in our communities, and how we can peacefully confront the bias and racism that exists across the world. IAKL hopes that the leaders in governments will be guided with wisdom and a gentle hand towards those who are peacefully demanding change.
IAKL looks forward to engaging with our leaders and our communities across the world to bring about the changes that are so needed.
Alexander J. Kim
President, IAKL Overseas
About IAKL: Our mission is to bring together legal professionals of Korean descent or with interests in Korea throughout the world to build professional relationships and promote social justice. As members of the legal profession, one of our core principles is to take appropriate action to prevent injustices in situations where we can make a difference, including to promote tolerance and fairness.