Republic of Korea (South Korea): Open Letter to newly elected Members of the 17th National Assembly: a historic opportunity to consolidate human rights gains

Republic of Korea (South Korea): Open Letter to newly elected Members of the 17th National Assembly: a historic opportunity to consolidate human rights gains

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Index Number: ASA 25/004/2004
Date Published: 1 July 2004
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, South Korea

In this letter to the political parties and the newly elected members of the 17th National Assembly, Amnesty International asks for a commitment to improving the human rights situation in South Korea. It lists several areas of concern where AI believes significant or grave human rights violations continue to take place, such as the death penalty, conscientious objectors, trade unions and migrant workers, torture and legislation which restricts freedom of expression and association.


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