21 June 2018 :
The presidential office said it will review a moratorium on the nation’s death penalty system if the state human rights watchdog officially makes a request.
The National Human Rights Commission on June 18 revealed plans for the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10, including a proposal that President Moon Jae-in should announce a moratorium on the death penalty.
Regarding the watchdog’s plan, the presidential office said the matter has not been discussed yet and would be reviewed if officially requested.
The human rights commission also said it is still at the planning stage to cooperate with the presidential office and other related government ministries.