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Cablegate: Ngo Contacts Unaware of Universal Periodic Review

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PLEASE PASS TO DRL/MLGA SYLVIA HAMMOND AND LAURA JORDAN,
IO/RHS AMY OSTERMEIER

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TAGS: PHUM PGOV PREL IO DRL KS UN
SUBJECT: NGO CONTACTS UNAWARE OF UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW
PROCESS

REF: SECSTATE 15507

1. (U) Embassy contacts in Korea's NGO community were
unaware of the UN Human Rights Council's new Universal
Periodic Review special mechanism, and, consequently, did not
submit input to the review. As noted in reftel, the deadline
for Korean NGOs to participate has passed.
VERSHBOW

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