During HRC general discussions, panel debates and interactive dialogues with the Special Procedures, during the past three years, either as an HRC member or not, the State has joined:
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest visit request not (yet) accepted by the State >
SR on sale of children, 2012
Key pledges included: cooperate with the international community to address human rights violations around the world; cooperate with other States on the implementation of their obligations through technical assistance; incorporate human rights perspectives into development cooperation; help make the Council more effective and efficient, so that it can respond to urgent situations in a prompt manner; cooperate fully with the Special Procedures, UPR and Treaty Bodies; support the work of OHCHR; implement the provisions of the international human rights instruments at national level; consider withdrawing the reservations made to article 25e of the CRPD, and to article 21a of the CRC; consider ratifying the CED, OP-CAT, the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (The Palermo Protocol); strengthen the implementation of the ‘Second National Action Plan for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights’ for 2012-2016; and enhance cooperation and partnership with civil society.
An analysis of steps taken by the Republic of Korea in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that it has supported the work of the OHCHR, inter alia, by making voluntary financial contributions. The Republic of Korea indeed ratified the OP-CAT, although it is yet to ratify the CED. Regarding the Republic of Korea’s pledge to withdraw its reservations to CRPD, in September 2014 the country informed the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of its intention to withdraw its reservation to article 25e. The country also withdrew its reservation to article 21 of the CRC in 2018. The Republic of Korea also ratified the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Palermo Protocol in 2015.
The country has a strong record of cooperation with Special Procedures. It maintains a standing invitation to visit, has facilitated over 80% of all visit requests, and has responded to 84% of communications received.