There have beenmany changes and improvement of refugee policy in both quantity and quality since Korean government began receiving the refugee status application in 1994. The effectivation of the refugee law in July, 2014 was an important watershed in the development in refugee policy of Korea. Nevertheless, the policy has not come to any tangible effect to the lives of refugees from their perspective. The structure of the policy follows the international standard of refugee protection, but the practice of the policy lacks the consideration for human rights. This research suggests some rights-based approaches such as the humanitarian treatment in the process of refugee status recognition, introduction of special process for humanitarian status etc. Korean government should enhance the compatibility of the decision making process related to refugee issues such as immigration administration, social security, child care, social integration, employment etc. Without the coherence among the related-sectors in policy implementation, the policy change cannot attain the expected performance. As the refugee issue is still an emerging one in Korean society, the active efforts of the
concerned parts of the refugee policy can have a positive effect to the change of social perception to the refugees.