Rameka v. New Zealand

Reference: CCPR/C/79/D/1090/2002

Decision Year: 2003-11-06

Information Source: Mr. André Carbonneau (victim's lawyer)

According to the Victim or his/her Counsel:
No implementation despite efforts by the authors to have it implemented. A petition to the Presidential Transition Committee was submitted on February 5, 2013. The government forwarded the petition to the Minister of Justice and the Minister of National Defense. Both ministers were unwilling to address the issue of conscientious objectors and to implement the view of the CCPR. Their argument was that “due to current political situation it is too early to consider granting amnesty.” These refusals will be sent to the CCPR to inform it of the unwillingness of the Korean government to implement its views. Also, regarding the Government’s failure to implement the CCPR views, a constitutional complaint was filed on June 18, 2013 and petitions were submitted to the National Commission on Human Rights and to President Park Geun-hye in August 2013. Finally, a lawsuit requesting compensation for the authors as provided for in the CCPR views will be filed shortly.

Related Articles:

  • Article 10.1 Article 10.3 Article 14.2 Article 7 Article 9.1 Article 9.4

Keywords:

  • Conditions of detention Presumption of innocence Torture / ill-treatment

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