South Korea: Summary of Amnesty International’s concerns and recommendations to the government

This document provides a summary of AI’s concerns regarding the human rights situation in South Korea since President Kim Dae-jung took office in February 1998. Although Amnesty welcomes his commitment to improving the situation, urgent reforms are required, especially in connection with the following issues: the right to freedom of expression and association, protection from torture and ill-treatment, the death penalty and protection of vulnerable groups.

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