Human Rights Beyond Borders is interested to work with new guest writers from around the world. Please send a summary of your idea to Include your contact information and a few lines about yourself. We will evaluate your idea and get back to you. Please understand that due to the high volume, it may take us a few days to reply.

Accepted submissions will be published in The Korea Times. The Korea Times is one of the largest English-language dailies in Korea that provides breaking news, in-depth stories about politics, national, economy, showbiz and more.


Submissions that are most likely to be accepted:

  • The article should broadly focus on the theme of the Right to Origins. You may include personal experiences (e.g. birth search, personal views on your adoption, upbringing, etc.), but please connect these experiences to the broader theme of the Right to Origins.
  • Due to the limited space of the article, it may be ideal to limit the scope and main message of the article.
  • Please provide a title, a picture of yourself and a brief description of yourself.
  • You may also include additional pictures, tables, figures, etc. related to your article
  • If you are interested in providing an article for The Korea Times, which will later be collected and uploaded on this website, please see our guidelines.
  • Please submit an brief abstract/summary of the proposed article. We will review the abstract, and if its meets the guidelines and themes of The Korea Times and us, then we will request a full article.
  • You may send a full article, but we cannot guarantee that it will be accepted for publication.

Subject matter and issues that can apply to a wide audience of Korean adoptees; themes, ideas and discussions that focus on systematic issues related to the Right to Origins, birth record access, fraudulent birth records, etc. The aim is to provide your own unique story and viewpoint to contribute to the collective dialogue on adoptees rights, human rights and the right to origins.

Submissions that are most likely to be rejected:

  • Highly personalized stories that do not connect with broader themes (e.g. Right to origins or other human rights-related issues)
  • Overly complex messages, themes or ideas that are not suited for a daily news publication, such as The Korea Times
  • Arguments without any basis or lacking evidence (e.g. promotions, advocacy messages without evidence, etc.)