South Korea: Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee; 139th session, 9 October – 3 November 2023

In this submission Amnesty International sets out its concerns and recommendations regarding the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the Covenant) by the government of South Korea. It highlights concerns with regard to violations committed in the context of discrimination, sexual orientation and gender identity, gender equality, violence against women, right to life, persons deprived of their liberty and conditions of detention, conscientious objection, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. This submission is not an exhaustive list of concerns but draws on Amnesty International’s ongoing research and advocacy related to South Korea’s implementation of the Covenant.

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