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South Korea death penalty abolition set back by Constitutional Court ruling - 25 febrero 2010

Amnesty International said it was deeply disappointed by the South Korean Constitutional Court's decision to uphold the death penalty on Thursday. In a five to four ruling, the Court stated that capital punishment did not violate "human dignity and worth" protected in the Constitution.

Protect migrant workers in South Korea

Migrant workers in South Korea are exposed to abusive work conditions including discrimination, verbal and physical abuse. South Korea was one of the

Corea del Sur “puede mejorar” en materia de derechos humanos - 24 noviembre 2009

Corea del Sur ha logrado avances en materia de derechos humanos en los últimos decenios, pero todavía puede mejorar, afirmó Irene Khan, secretaria general de Amnistía La secretaria general de Amnistía Internacional, Irene Khan, finalizó su visita a Corea del Sur con una declaración ofrecida en una rueda de prensa en Seúl.

'Room for improvement' on South Korea human rights - 24 noviembre 2009

South Korea has made progress on human rights over the decades but “room for improvement" remains, said Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan. Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan has marked the completion of her visit to South Korea by issuing a statement at a press conference in Seoul.

« Des choses à améliorer » dans le domaine des droits humains en Corée du Sud - 24 noviembre 2009

es choses à améliorer », a déclaré Irene Khan, secrétaire générale d'Amnesty International. Irene Khan, secrétaire générale d'Amnesty International, a marqué la fin de sa visite en Corée du Sud par une déclaration à l'occasion d'une conférence de presse à Séoul.

South Korea must establish an official moratorium on executions

Since the beginning of 2009, Amnesty International has been concerned that the South Korean government is taking steps towards resuming executions. Sixty prisoners currently remain under sentence of death. As Lee Kwi-nam is appointed

Corea del Sur: Los trabajadores migrantes, mano de obra de "usar y tirar"

En un informe publicado hoy, Amnistía Internacional afirma que en Corea del Sur numerosos trabajadores y trabajadoras migrantes sufren violencia física, son objeto de trata con fines de explotación sexual o no perciben sus salarios durante largos periodos. 

Migrant workers treated as 'disposable labour' in South Korea - 21 octubre 2009

Many migrant workers in South Korea are beaten, trafficked for sexual exploitation and denied their wages for long periods despite the introduction of rules to protect their rights. Many migrant workers in South Korea are beaten, trafficked for sexual exploitation and denied their wages for long periods despite the introduction of rules to protect their rights, said Amnesty Inter Files:  Visiting booth at Hwaseong detention centre, South Korea, November 2008.

En Corée du Sud, les travailleurs migrants sont traités comme de la main-d'œuvre «jetable» - 21 octubre 2009

Bien que des dispositions réglementaires destinées à protéger leurs droits aient été adoptées, un grand nombre de travailleurs migrants en Corée du Sud sont brutalisés, soumis à la traite à des fins d'exploitation sexuelle et privés de salaire durant de longues périodes. Bien que des dispositions réglementaires destinées à protéger leurs droits aient été adoptées, un grand nombre de travailleurs migrants en Corée Files:  Parloir au centre de détention de Hwaseong. Corée du Sud, novembre 2008.

South Korea: Migrant workers treated as ‘disposable labour’

Many migrant workers in South Korea are beaten, trafficked for sexual exploitation and denied their wages for long periods despite the introduction of rules to protect their rights, said Amnesty International in a report issued today.  In the 98-page report, Disposable Labour: Rights of migrants workers in South Korea, Amnesty International documented how migrant workers often work with heavy machinery and dangerous chemicals without sufficient training or protective equipment and are at greater risk of industrial accidents, including fatalities, and receive less pay compared to South Korean workers.  “Migrant workers are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation largely because they cannot change jobs without their employer’s permission,” said Roseann Rife, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Deputy Programme Director. “Work conditions are sometimes so bad that they run away and consequently, lose their regular status and are then subject to arrest and deportation.”

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