Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Republic of Korea. Addendum: Response of the Republic of Korea on the Universal Periodic Review recommendations

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A/HRC/8/40/Add.1

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Recommendation:

"17. To recognize the right of conscientious objection by law, to decriminalize refusal of active military service and to remove any current prohibition from employment in Government or public organizations, in line with the recommendation by the Human Rights Committee (Slovenia);"

Response by the Government

"Alternative service programs for conscientious objectors are currently being studied."

Recommendation:

"24. That the National Security Act be brought in line with international standards regarding clarity of criminal law, and that active steps be taken to introduce alternatives to military service for conscientious objectors (United Kingdom);"

Response by the Government

"Republic of Korea reaffirmed that the National Security Law should not be misused or interpreted
arbitrarily.

Alternative service programs for conscientious objectors are currently being studied."

Source: http://lib.ohchr.org/HRBodies/UPR/Documents/Session2/KR/A_HRC_8_40_Add1…

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