Hwang Woo-yea

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Hwang.
Hwang Woo-yea
Deputy Prime Minister of South Korea
Assumed office
19 November 2014
Serving with Choi Kyoung-hwan
President Park Geun-hye
Prime Minister Chung Hong-won
Lee Wan-koo
Choi Kyoung-hwan (Acting)
Hwang Kyo-ahn
Minister of Education
Assumed office
8 August 2014
Preceded by Seo Nam-soo
Member of National Assembly
Assumed office
30 May 2012
Constituency Yeonsu District, Incheon
Personal details
Born (1947-08-03) August 3, 1947 (age 68)
Incheon, South Korea
Citizenship Korean
Political party Saenuri Party
Alma mater Seoul National University
Occupation politician
Religion Protestant

Hwang Woo-yea (Korean: 황우여, Hanja: 黃祐呂; born 3 August 1947) is a Korean jurist, politician, and former chairman of the Saenuri Party.[1][2] As of 2012 Hwang represents the electorate centred on Yeonsu District, Incheon in the National Assembly of South Korea.[2]

Hwang studied law at Seoul National University.[2] He was a judge in courts in Seoul and other jurisdictions[which?] in South Korea before entering politics.[1] Hwang has been elected to the constituency he represents five times.[1][2]

In 2016 Hwang placed third on the Rainbow Vote list of 22 most homophobic politicians. He is well-known for his role as the chair of the National Breakfast Prayer Committee meeting and as a key architect of anti-gay legislations in Korea. In 2014 he participated in organizing the International Solidarity Agency to Stop Global Homosexuality,[3][4] a collaboration between Korean evangelicals and their counterparts in Haiti.


  • Graduated from Incheon Songnim National School
  • Graduated from Incheon Middle School
  • Graduation from Jaemulpo High School
  • L.L.B Faculty of Law, Seoul National University
  • Master's in Constitutional Studies, Seoul National University
  • Doctor's in Constitution Studies, Seoul National University


  1. ^ a b c "Hwang Woo-yea elected new ruling party leader". The Korea Times. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Lee, Eun-joo (16 May 2012). "Saenuri elects new leaders". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "아이티와 ‘지구촌 동성애 저지 국제연대’ 창설 추진-교회연합신문-The Ecumenical press". www.ecumenicalpress.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Rainbow Voters Declaration". Rainbow Vote. Retrieved 2016-05-19.