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Cablegate: Response to Dol Request for Information On Rok Use

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DE RUEHUL #0200 0400840
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 090840Z FEB 10
FM AMEMBASSY SEOUL
TO RUEHC/DEPT OF LABOR WASHINGTON DC
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7017
INFO RUCNKOR/KOREA COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS SEOUL 000200

SIPDIS

DOL/ILAB FOR LEYLA STROTKAMP, RACHEL RIGBY, TINA MCCARTER
AND DRL/ILCSR FOR SARAH MORGAN AND G/TIP FOR LUIS CDEBACA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ELAB KCRM PHUM KWMN KFRD KTIP KS
SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO DOL REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON ROK USE
OF FORCED LABOR

REF: 2009 SECSTATE 131997

1. (SBU) Following consultations with government officials,
NGOs, and members of the National Assembly, Post has no
reason to believe that any specific goods in South Korea are
produced by forced labor in violation of international
standards. For more information on populations vulnerable to
labor trafficking in South Korea, please refer to Post's
forthcoming submission to the annual Trafficking in Persons
report.

2. (SBU) Korea is a signatory to the following ILO
conventions:
--ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at
Work, including four of the eight core conventions in the
Declaration: Equal Remuneration Convention; Discrimination
(employment and occupation) Convention; Minimum Age
Convention; and Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention;
--other ILO conventions including the following: Labor
Inspection; Occupational Safety and Health; and Promotional
Framework for Occupational Safety and Health.
STEPHENS

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