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S. Korea rights commission recommends abolishing death penalty

[JURIST] The National Human Rights Commission [official website] of South Korea issued a non-binding recommendation Wednesday that the country's death penalty be abolished. Eight of the nine officials on the Commission approved the resolution, which will be forwarded to the National Assembly [government website]. The Legislation & Judiciary Committee [government website in Korean] of the National Assembly is currently considering an abolition bill that has the support of over 175 ruling and opposition party members. Chosun Ilbo has local coverage.

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