December 13, 2017
A delegation of the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) led by its Commissioner and former UN Assistant Secretary General Professor Ivan Simonovic visited Seoul, Republic of Korea (South Korea or RoK) from 25 to 28 April 2018. The delegates included ICDP Executive Director Asunta Vivo and ICDP Director of Policy Rajiv Narayan.
The delegation held meetings with Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea Lee Sung-ho, the President of the Constitutional Court of Korea Judge Lee Jin-sung, senior officials of the Ministry of Justice, members of the diplomatic community and key civil society organizations to discuss issues related to the situation of the death penalty in South Korea.
The delegation participated in an international seminar co-organized by ICDP, the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) and Representative Keum Tae-Sup which was held in the National Assembly of Korea on 26 April For further information, please read our press release here.
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