CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment

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GENERAL
CAT/C/KOR/CO/2
25 July 2006
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-sixth session
1-19 May 2006

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
1.
The Committee considered the second periodic report of the Republic of Korea
(CAT/C/53/Add.2) at its 711th and 714th meetings, held on 11 and 12 May 2006
(CAT/C/SR.711 and CAT/C/SR.714), and adopted, at its 722nd meeting on 18 May 2006
(CAT/C/SR.722), the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the second periodic report of the Republic of Korea, which
was prepared in accordance with the Committee’s guidelines, but was submitted with a four-year
delay. The Committee commends the comprehensive written responses provided to the list of
issues (CAT/C/KOR/Q/2), as well as the oral and audio-visual information provided during the
consideration of the report. It also expresses its appreciation at the open and constructive
dialogue with the high-level delegation.
B. Positive aspects
3.
The Committee welcomes the significant progress made to ensure better protection of
human rights in the period since the consideration of the first report. It also notes the State
party’s ongoing efforts to revise its legislation and undertake other necessary measures in order
to give effect to the Committee’s recommendations, and to enhance implementation of the
Convention, including:

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