Thursday, 25 October 2012 (afternoon)
(Disclaimer: The following brief is intended for use of the information media and is not an official record. The note provides a brief factual summary of the UPR Working Group meeting with the State under review and does not cover all points addressed. An official summary of the meeting can be found in the Working Group report.)
Republic of KoreaRepresented by 28-member delegation headed by Mr Ghil Tae-Ki, Vice Minister and Minister of Justice of the Republic of Korea.
To access national report, compilation of UN information, and summary of stakeholders’ information, visit
the Republic of Korea page on the UPR website.
Djibouti, Hungary, Indonesia.
Few points raised in the opening statement of State under review: (See full statement on
the Republic of Korea page on the UPR extranet UPR)
In total 67
States participated in the dialogue: 25 HRC members and 42 observers (Statements available on
the Republic of Korea page on the UPR extranet UPR).
Positive achievements noted by delegations included, among others:
Issues and questions raised by the Working Group included,
States participating in the dialogue posed a series of
recommendations to the Republic of Korea. These pertained to the following issues,
The adoption of the report of the UPR Working Group on the Republic of Korea is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 31 October 2012.
The troikas are a group of three States selected through a drawing of lots who serve as rapporteurs and who are charged with preparing the report of the Working Group on the country review with the involvement of the State under review and assistance from the OHCHR.
Media contact: Rolando Gómez, Public Information Officer, OHCHR, + 41(0)22 917 9711,
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