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Prevalence, Abuse & Exploitation of Street Children

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Republic of Korea - ROK

(South Korea)

Since the 1960s, South Korea has achieved an incredible record of growth and integration into the high-tech modern world economy.

The government promoted the import of raw materials and technology at the expense of consumer goods and encouraged savings and investment over consumption. [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]

SouthKorea

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Human Rights Reports 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 8, 2006

www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61613.htm

[accessed 23 December 2010]

CHILDREN - The government demonstrated its commitment to children's rights and welfare through public education. The government provided high-quality elementary education to all children free of charge. Education is compulsory through the age of 15, and most children obtained a good secondary education. High‑quality health care was widely available to children.

Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 31 January 2003

www1.umn.edu/humanrts/crc/korea2003.html

[accessed 23 December 2010]

[52] The Committee is concerned that, despite the State party's relatively high level of economic development, only primary education is free, yet it welcomes the information that the State party is in the process of making middle school education free.

[58] The Committee is concerned that education and social welfare laws and regulations do not include specific provisions providing for the welfare and rights of foreign children, in particular those of undocumented migrant workers.

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Torture in [South Korea] [other countries]
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