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South Korea: Status of Action against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Posted on Dec 26, 2012

South Korea has achieved impressive growth and improvements in the quality of life for its citizens; however, low levels of investment in social welfare contribute to continuing vulnerability of children to CSEC. Though there are several relevant National Plans of Action, poor coordination and cooperation have led to limited implementation of these policies. Legislation is not yet compliant with the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (OPSC) and the Trafficking protocol (which South Korean has not yet ratified). Priority actions for South Korean include increasing disaggregated data collection and establishing an independent child rights division within the National Human Rights Commission to serve as a central coordinating body.

To understand more about the current situation in South Korea, you can read the full report here

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