September 16, 2019
 In Radicalization & Violent Extremism in Prisons

Country: Republic of Korea
Delegate Name: Tristan Gerville-Reache

The Republic of Korea would like to acknowledge the importance of preventing prison radicalization and violent extremism. This process involves those who are incarcerated to form radical ideals and cause havoc. The formation of radical ideas has no direct harm until they are acted upon. The Republic of Korea expresses the importance of preventing the formation of radical ideas to prevent violent extremism.

All males who possess citizenship in the Republic of Korea are required to join the military for a minimum of 2 years if they are drafted. Previously, those who refused to participate were incarcerated, but that policy has changed. Now, those who refuse to enlist themselves are still sent to prisons as laborers. They receive no criminal record and do not have to fight in a war. This policy changed because of the growing radicalization in our prisons until the policy was refined. The Republic of Korea encourages other countries to enforce a similar policy to prevent violent extremism globally.

The Republic of Korea believes in adaptation to this growing problem. Reform is an option that the Republic of Korea encourages all to take part in, as a change in policies will help diminish radicalization and extremism in most, if not all countries. As we work to perfect our country’s policies and promote peace, we welcome other countries with open arms to gander at the amount of reform our country has made for the better.