Symposium on Children Deprived of Liberty in the Republic of Korea

The International Child Rights Center (InCRC) in collaboration with other child rights advocacy institutions conducted a research on the current situation of children in deprivation of liberty in the Republic of Korea. They reviewed official statistics, relevant cases and conducted interviews with children. On October 29th InCRC hosted the international symposium to share the research findings and to discuss the current situation of children deprived of liberty in the Republic of Korea with different key stakeholders. Following Heejin Kims presentation of the research findings and the introduction of the Global Study conducted by Manfred Nowak, Vitit Muntarbhorn and Alex Kamarotos the floor was opened for a panel discussion. Representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Ministry of Unification discussed possible improvements in legislation, policies and plans related to children in deprivation of liberty. In addition, a representative of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea discussed the roles of NHRIs and possible ways to improve practices that safeguard children deprived of liberty. 


You can re-watch the first session and the Q&A in English under:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Session 1:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Q&A session:  


Find the second session only available in Korean under:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Session 2: