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Current session to act on human rights

Posted October. 18, 2000 12:39,   


The ruling party Tuesday decided to continue to take a cooperative and accommodating attitude toward the opposition party and to undertake an overall review of statutes, institutions and practices that contain loopholes that infringe upon human rights -- for the sake of living up to the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Kim Dae-Jung.

A presidential aide said that the "politics of rapport" means accommodating as much of the opposition argument as possible, accepting the demands of the opposition party from the standpoint of empathy and on the basis of broad mutual understanding gained through increased dialogue.

The presidential office also will seek greater integration among regions by means of steadily invigorating regional economies, actively assisting in settling the pending agenda of localities and administering fair and transparent personnel management, he said.

In a meeting of executive officers presided over by chairman Suh Young-Hoon, the Democratic Party resolved to pass during the current assembly session revisions to the National Security Law, the anti-corruption basic law and the law on human rights-- all of them having been in the works for some time, according to party spokesman Rep. Park Byeong-Seug.

The ruling party also resolved to promote amendments to laws concerning: wiretapping; police conduct code for investigations; and identification of bank accounts. These revisions are aimed at removing avenues of undue violations of human rights in the daily lives of citizens.