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Controversial Anti-Corruption Law Promulgated (April 16, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda

On March 26, 2015, President Park Geun-hye of South Korea promulgated the Anti-Corruption Law ...

Topic: Corruption
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Criminal Provision on Adultery Held Unconstitutional (March 24, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda

South Korea's Constitutional Court has struck down the provision that defined the crime of adultery in ...

Topic: Criminal code; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Tobacco Tax Hike (February 03, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda

The price of a typical 20-count pack of cigarettes in Korea went up from KRW2,500 to ...

Topic: Taxation; Tobacco and smoking
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Suit Against Government for Forced Prostitution after 1957 (July 09, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

On June 25, 2014, 122 women sued the Korean government, claiming that they were forced to ...

Topic: Crimes against women; Human trafficking
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Kopino Family Wins Paternity Suit for First Time (June 26, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

The Seoul Family Court decided in June 2014, in a landmark filiation case, that the plaintiffs, ...

Topic: Child support; Families
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Unprecedented Claim Filed with Constitutional Court to Dissolve a Political Party (December 23, 2013) by Sayuri Umeda

On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to ...

Topic: Constitution; Elections and politics
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Ban on Dumping of Food Wastewater in the Ocean Comes into Force (February 07, 2013) by Sayuri Umeda

The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Indonesia and South Korea concluded ...

Topic: Environmental protection
Jurisdiction: Indonesia; South Korea

International Adoption Rates Fall (November 29, 2011) by Sayuri Umeda

While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of ...

Topic: Adoption and foster care
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Proposed Passport Regulation May Affect Missionaries' "Aggressive" Activities Abroad (February 24, 2011) by Sayuri Umeda

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport ...

Topic: Visas and passports
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Act of Spreading False Information via Internet Not Punishable (January 10, 2011) by Sayuri Umeda

The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of ...

Topic: Freedom of speech
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Examination of Recent Incidents as Possible War Crimes (December 09, 2010) by Constance Johnson

On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated ...

Topic: War crimes
Jurisdiction: International Criminal Court; South Korea

Special Judicial Police Squad Launched for War on "Knockoffs" (October 15, 2010) by Sayuri Umeda

On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad ...

Topic: Intellectual property
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Conflicting Decisions on Adoption by Grandparents (October 07, 2010) by Sayuri Umeda

Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether ...

Topic: Adoption and foster care
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Free Trade Agreement (September 27, 2010) by Theresa Papademetriou

On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of ...

Topic: Foreign trade and international finance
Jurisdiction: European Union; South Korea

Government May Not Have Standing to Bring a Defamation Action (September 17, 2010) by Sayuri Umeda

On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision ...

Topic: Freedom of speech
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Domiciliary Intent Matters When Computing Lost Wages in a Foreigner's Wrongful Death Claim (September 03, 2010) by Sayuri Umeda

Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary ...

Topic: Civil liability
Jurisdiction: South Korea

DNA Database System Established to Effectively Prosecute Violent Criminals (August 31, 2010) by Sayuri Umeda

The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Permanent Dual Nationality Allowed after 60 Years (August 24, 2010) by Sayuri Umeda

On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, ...

Topic: Citizenship and nationality
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Multiple Legislative Actions Against Sex Crimes (August 20, 2010) by Sayuri Umeda

In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: South Korea

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Last updated: April 16, 2015