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2008.05.24 Corée du Sud: les Nations-Unies demandent que la Corée ratifie la Convention de La Haye

Source : Yonhap News

Un comité des Nations-Unies demande à la Corée du Sud de ratifier la Convention de La Haye.

The [18-members] UN Committee on the Rights of the Child met on Friday to consider the situation in South Korea with regard to the promotion and protection of children's rights under the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. (…)

Rosa Maria Ortiz, one of the committee members, reportedly said that there is “a possibility of abuse” may have occurred in intercountry adoptions from South Korea. She urged the South Korean government to ratify the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption as soon as possible.

(…) The South Korean government has expressed reservations to Article 21 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that adoptions should be handled by a central independent authority, and should not be influenced extensively by individuals or private organizations.

The Committee also pointed out that the South Korean adoption agencies do not keep sufficient documents on the adopted children, adding that the South Korean government still does not seem to be fully managing the adoption system, according to the reports.

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