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Advance Questions from several countries to the ROK during 2008 UPR

Advance Questions from several countries to the ROK during 2008 UPR

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This document is available at http://lib.ohchr.org/HRBodies/UPR/Documents/Session2/KR/QUESTIONSKOREA.pdf

Note question from the United Kingdom on page 2:

"Some visa categories, notably ‘E-2 Teaching Foreign Languages’ ask applicants for their HIV status, and there have been reports of foreigners being deported because of their HIV status. Does the ROK Government consider this to be discrimination and, if so, what measures will it take to address this issue?"

The ROK choose to ignore this question in their official response, which is available here:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/35711785/Response-of-ROK-to-2008-UPR-questions-and-recommendations
This document is available at http://lib.ohchr.org/HRBodies/UPR/Documents/Session2/KR/QUESTIONSKOREA.pdf

Note question from the United Kingdom on page 2:

"Some visa categories, notably ‘E-2 Teaching Foreign Languages’ ask applicants for their HIV status, and there have been reports of foreigners being deported because of their HIV status. Does the ROK Government consider this to be discrimination and, if so, what measures will it take to address this issue?"

The ROK choose to ignore this question in their official response, which is available here:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/35711785/Response-of-ROK-to-2008-UPR-questions-and-recommendations

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ADVANCE QUESTIONS TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREADENMARK
 
The Republic of Korea is considered to hold a moratorium on the use of the deathpenalty. Will the Republic of Korea abolish the death penalty in law?
 
What measures is the Republic of Korea taking in order to protect the rights of migrant workers, in particular the large number of migrant workers in an irregularsituation, lacking legal permission to remain in the country?
LATVIA
 
According to the information of the Office of the UN High Commissioner forHuman Rights 59 countries from different regions of the world have issuedstanding invitations to all special procedures of the Human Rights Council.Considering the cooperation of the Republic of Korea with the special procedures(visits of Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right tofreedom of opinion and expression in 1995, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 2005, 2006 and2008, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants in 2006) – would yourcountry consider extending a standing invitation to all special procedures of theHuman Rights Council in the future?
 NETHERLANDS
 
The Netherlands acknowledges the achievements the Korean government hasmade in the field of humans rights for women. Whereas a legal and institutionalframework regarding women's rights is now in place, some areas remain of concern. This concerns especially domestic violence against women. Could youcomment?
 
What concrete and proactive measures is the Korean government taking to makesure that vulnerable groups in society (women, children, gays and lesbians,disabled persons and North-Korean refugees) receive equal treatment?
 
The Special Bill to Abolish the Death Penalty has not been voted on in thisparliamentary session and thus will automatically lapse on 29 May. Although thedeath-penalty has not been carried out in the past 10 years, does Korea consider topass the Special Bill to Abolish the Death Penalty into law in the new NationalAssembly starting from 1 June 2008?

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