Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: South Korea http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Unprecedented Claim Filed with Constitutional Court to Dissolve a Political Party http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403801_text Constitution; Elections and politics - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403801_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Ban on Dumping of Food Wastewater in the Ocean Comes into Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403482_text Environmental protection - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403482_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; South Korea: Agreement on River Restoration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403422_text Environmental protection - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403422_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: International Adoption Rates Fall http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402898_text Adoption and foster care - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402898_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Proposed Passport Regulation May Affect Missionaries' "Aggressive" Activities Abroad http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402533_text Visas and passports - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402533_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Act of Spreading False Information via Internet Not Punishable http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402467_text Freedom of speech - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402467_text Global Legal Monitor: International Criminal Court; South Korea: Examination of Recent Incidents as Possible War Crimes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402414_text War crimes - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402414_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Special Judicial Police Squad Launched for War on "Knockoffs" http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402320_text Intellectual property - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402320_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Conflicting Decisions on Adoption by Grandparents http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402301_text Adoption and foster care - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 07 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402301_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; South Korea: Free Trade Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402270_text Foreign trade and international finance - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402270_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Government May Not Have Standing to Bring a Defamation Action http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402250_text Freedom of speech - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402250_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Domiciliary Intent Matters When Computing Lost Wages in a Foreigner's Wrongful Death Claim http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402216_text Civil liability - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402216_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: DNA Database System Established to Effectively Prosecute Violent Criminals http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402199_text Crime and law enforcement - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402199_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Permanent Dual Nationality Allowed after 60 Years http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402187_text Citizenship and nationality - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402187_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Multiple Legislative Actions Against Sex Crimes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402182_text Crime and law enforcement - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402182_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: International Marriages to Be Strictly Controlled http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402173_text Immigration and nationality - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402173_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea; United Nations: Korea's First Granting of Citizenship Status to Refugee Praised by U.N. Body http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401885_text Human rights - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401885_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Reaction Against Child Sexual Offenders http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401738_text Crime and law enforcement - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 18 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401738_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; South Korea: Free Trade Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401632_text Foreign trade and international finance - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401632_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Food Reuse Regulated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401466_text Workers safety and health - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 31 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401466_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Foreign Legal Consultants Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401259_text Lawyers and legal services - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 01 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401259_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Government Values Diplomacy over Freedom of Speech Regarding Propaganda to the North http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540801_text Freedom of speech - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 26 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540801_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Universal Health Plan and Citizens Abroad http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540788_text Workers safety and health - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every Article 5 of the National Health Insurance Act of the Republic of Korea states that Korean nationals who reside in the country are national health insurance policyholders, unless their employers provide other health insurance. Recently, due... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540788_text Global Legal Monitor: Cambodia; South Korea: Free Trade Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540761_text Commerce - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every Article 5 of the National Health Insurance Act of the Republic of Korea states that Korean nationals who reside in the country are national health insurance policyholders, unless their employers provide other health insurance. Recently, due As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540761_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Doctors Can Disclose Gender of an Embryo http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540634_text Workers safety and health - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every Article 5 of the National Health Insurance Act of the Republic of Korea states that Korean nationals who reside in the country are national health insurance policyholders, unless their employers provide other health insurance. Recently, due As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on July 31, 2008, that a Medical Law provision that bans doctors from telling parents the gender of their unborn babies is unconstitutional. The purpose of the provision is... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540634_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: New Rule to Sell Old Munitions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540543_text Weapons development - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every Article 5 of the National Health Insurance Act of the Republic of Korea states that Korean nationals who reside in the country are national health insurance policyholders, unless their employers provide other health insurance. Recently, due As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on July 31, 2008, that a Medical Law provision that bans doctors from telling parents the gender of their unborn babies is unconstitutional. The purpose of the provision is The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540543_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Permanent Residence for Investors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540578_text Immigration and nationality - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every Article 5 of the National Health Insurance Act of the Republic of Korea states that Korean nationals who reside in the country are national health insurance policyholders, unless their employers provide other health insurance. Recently, due As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on July 31, 2008, that a Medical Law provision that bans doctors from telling parents the gender of their unborn babies is unconstitutional. The purpose of the provision is The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540578_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Stricter Measures for Those Convicted of Sexual Violence Against Children http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540401_text Children - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every Article 5 of the National Health Insurance Act of the Republic of Korea states that Korean nationals who reside in the country are national health insurance policyholders, unless their employers provide other health insurance. Recently, due As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on July 31, 2008, that a Medical Law provision that bans doctors from telling parents the gender of their unborn babies is unconstitutional. The purpose of the provision is The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest Ten- and eight-year-old girls (Hye-jin and Yae-seul) vanished in South Korea on Christmas day in 2007. A suspect was arrested in March 2008. He confessed that he raped and killed the girls. In the same month,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540401_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Court Bans Executives from Switching to Rival Company for Certain Period http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540391_text Commerce - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every Article 5 of the National Health Insurance Act of the Republic of Korea states that Korean nationals who reside in the country are national health insurance policyholders, unless their employers provide other health insurance. Recently, due As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on July 31, 2008, that a Medical Law provision that bans doctors from telling parents the gender of their unborn babies is unconstitutional. The purpose of the provision is The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest Ten- and eight-year-old girls (Hye-jin and Yae-seul) vanished in South Korea on Christmas day in 2007. A suspect was arrested in March 2008. He confessed that he raped and killed the girls. In the same month, The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540391_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Plan to Reduce Ocean Dumping http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540290_text Environmental protection - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every Article 5 of the National Health Insurance Act of the Republic of Korea states that Korean nationals who reside in the country are national health insurance policyholders, unless their employers provide other health insurance. Recently, due As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on July 31, 2008, that a Medical Law provision that bans doctors from telling parents the gender of their unborn babies is unconstitutional. The purpose of the provision is The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest Ten- and eight-year-old girls (Hye-jin and Yae-seul) vanished in South Korea on Christmas day in 2007. A suspect was arrested in March 2008. He confessed that he raped and killed the girls. In the same month, The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives South Korea dumped 2.02 million cubic meters of sewage from livestock farms, 1.71 million cubic meters of leftover food, and 1.61 million cubic meters of urban sewage into the ocean in 2007. Although South Korea ratified... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540290_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Legalizing Abortion to Be Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540259_text Abortion - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every Article 5 of the National Health Insurance Act of the Republic of Korea states that Korean nationals who reside in the country are national health insurance policyholders, unless their employers provide other health insurance. Recently, due As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on July 31, 2008, that a Medical Law provision that bans doctors from telling parents the gender of their unborn babies is unconstitutional. The purpose of the provision is The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest Ten- and eight-year-old girls (Hye-jin and Yae-seul) vanished in South Korea on Christmas day in 2007. A suspect was arrested in March 2008. He confessed that he raped and killed the girls. In the same month, The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives South Korea dumped 2.02 million cubic meters of sewage from livestock farms, 1.71 million cubic meters of leftover food, and 1.61 million cubic meters of urban sewage into the ocean in 2007. Although South Korea ratified The South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare drafted a new policy in late 2007 to seek more realistic measures to address the growing number of abortions in the country. These measures include changing the law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540259_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Trans Fat Labeling http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540235_text Workers safety and health - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every Article 5 of the National Health Insurance Act of the Republic of Korea states that Korean nationals who reside in the country are national health insurance policyholders, unless their employers provide other health insurance. Recently, due As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on July 31, 2008, that a Medical Law provision that bans doctors from telling parents the gender of their unborn babies is unconstitutional. The purpose of the provision is The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest Ten- and eight-year-old girls (Hye-jin and Yae-seul) vanished in South Korea on Christmas day in 2007. A suspect was arrested in March 2008. He confessed that he raped and killed the girls. In the same month, The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives South Korea dumped 2.02 million cubic meters of sewage from livestock farms, 1.71 million cubic meters of leftover food, and 1.61 million cubic meters of urban sewage into the ocean in 2007. Although South Korea ratified The South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare drafted a new policy in late 2007 to seek more realistic measures to address the growing number of abortions in the country. These measures include changing the law The amendment of the country's Food Sanitation Law made it possible for the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) to implement trans fat labeling regulations in September 2006. The KFDA announced revised food labeling standards that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540235_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: First Asbestosis Compensation Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054030_text Workers safety and health - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every Article 5 of the National Health Insurance Act of the Republic of Korea states that Korean nationals who reside in the country are national health insurance policyholders, unless their employers provide other health insurance. Recently, due As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on July 31, 2008, that a Medical Law provision that bans doctors from telling parents the gender of their unborn babies is unconstitutional. The purpose of the provision is The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest Ten- and eight-year-old girls (Hye-jin and Yae-seul) vanished in South Korea on Christmas day in 2007. A suspect was arrested in March 2008. He confessed that he raped and killed the girls. In the same month, The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives South Korea dumped 2.02 million cubic meters of sewage from livestock farms, 1.71 million cubic meters of leftover food, and 1.61 million cubic meters of urban sewage into the ocean in 2007. Although South Korea ratified The South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare drafted a new policy in late 2007 to seek more realistic measures to address the growing number of abortions in the country. These measures include changing the law The amendment of the country's Food Sanitation Law made it possible for the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) to implement trans fat labeling regulations in September 2006. The KFDA announced revised food labeling standards that The Daegu District Court ordered an asbestos cloth making company to pay 160 million won in compensation to the bereaved family of a former worker on December 4, 2007. This was the first court ruling in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054030_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Kim Dae-jung Kidnapping by KCIA Affirmed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054061_text Crime and law enforcement - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every Article 5 of the National Health Insurance Act of the Republic of Korea states that Korean nationals who reside in the country are national health insurance policyholders, unless their employers provide other health insurance. Recently, due As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on July 31, 2008, that a Medical Law provision that bans doctors from telling parents the gender of their unborn babies is unconstitutional. The purpose of the provision is The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest Ten- and eight-year-old girls (Hye-jin and Yae-seul) vanished in South Korea on Christmas day in 2007. A suspect was arrested in March 2008. He confessed that he raped and killed the girls. In the same month, The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives South Korea dumped 2.02 million cubic meters of sewage from livestock farms, 1.71 million cubic meters of leftover food, and 1.61 million cubic meters of urban sewage into the ocean in 2007. Although South Korea ratified The South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare drafted a new policy in late 2007 to seek more realistic measures to address the growing number of abortions in the country. These measures include changing the law The amendment of the country's Food Sanitation Law made it possible for the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) to implement trans fat labeling regulations in September 2006. The KFDA announced revised food labeling standards that The Daegu District Court ordered an asbestos cloth making company to pay 160 million won in compensation to the bereaved family of a former worker on December 4, 2007. This was the first court ruling in The South Korean government made a report public in late October 2007, which concluded that the Korea Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) had seized former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung while he was in Japan in 1973.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054061_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Foreign Remittance De-Regulation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054079_text Foreign exchange - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every Article 5 of the National Health Insurance Act of the Republic of Korea states that Korean nationals who reside in the country are national health insurance policyholders, unless their employers provide other health insurance. Recently, due As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on July 31, 2008, that a Medical Law provision that bans doctors from telling parents the gender of their unborn babies is unconstitutional. The purpose of the provision is The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest Ten- and eight-year-old girls (Hye-jin and Yae-seul) vanished in South Korea on Christmas day in 2007. A suspect was arrested in March 2008. He confessed that he raped and killed the girls. In the same month, The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives South Korea dumped 2.02 million cubic meters of sewage from livestock farms, 1.71 million cubic meters of leftover food, and 1.61 million cubic meters of urban sewage into the ocean in 2007. Although South Korea ratified The South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare drafted a new policy in late 2007 to seek more realistic measures to address the growing number of abortions in the country. These measures include changing the law The amendment of the country's Food Sanitation Law made it possible for the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) to implement trans fat labeling regulations in September 2006. The KFDA announced revised food labeling standards that The Daegu District Court ordered an asbestos cloth making company to pay 160 million won in compensation to the bereaved family of a former worker on December 4, 2007. This was the first court ruling in The South Korean government made a report public in late October 2007, which concluded that the Korea Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) had seized former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung while he was in Japan in 1973. The Korean Finance and Economy Ministry released the Foreign Currency System Improvement Plan on November 8, 2007. Korea currently allows a Korean person or firm to transfer abroad up to US$ 3 million per person or... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054079_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Prison Abuse http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540168_text Human rights - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every Article 5 of the National Health Insurance Act of the Republic of Korea states that Korean nationals who reside in the country are national health insurance policyholders, unless their employers provide other health insurance. Recently, due As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on July 31, 2008, that a Medical Law provision that bans doctors from telling parents the gender of their unborn babies is unconstitutional. The purpose of the provision is The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest Ten- and eight-year-old girls (Hye-jin and Yae-seul) vanished in South Korea on Christmas day in 2007. A suspect was arrested in March 2008. He confessed that he raped and killed the girls. In the same month, The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives South Korea dumped 2.02 million cubic meters of sewage from livestock farms, 1.71 million cubic meters of leftover food, and 1.61 million cubic meters of urban sewage into the ocean in 2007. Although South Korea ratified The South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare drafted a new policy in late 2007 to seek more realistic measures to address the growing number of abortions in the country. These measures include changing the law The amendment of the country's Food Sanitation Law made it possible for the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) to implement trans fat labeling regulations in September 2006. The KFDA announced revised food labeling standards that The Daegu District Court ordered an asbestos cloth making company to pay 160 million won in compensation to the bereaved family of a former worker on December 4, 2007. This was the first court ruling in The South Korean government made a report public in late October 2007, which concluded that the Korea Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) had seized former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung while he was in Japan in 1973. The Korean Finance and Economy Ministry released the Foreign Currency System Improvement Plan on November 8, 2007. Korea currently allows a Korean person or firm to transfer abroad up to US$ 3 million per person or The father of an inmate in a South Korean prison who was allegedly attacked by a guard filed a written statement complaining of the attack in March 2007 to the country's Human Rights Commission. In September,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540168_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Breast Cancer Survivor Regained Position in the Military http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540144_text Discrimination - On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea promulgated the revised enforcement rule for the Marine Environment Management Act on On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta While the number of intercountry adoptions throughout the world sharply declined last year, the number of children adopted from South Korea remained the same. As a result, South Korea regained its position as the number one The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the The Constitutional Court decided on December 28, 2010, that Korea's law that punishes the act of spreading false information via the Internet for the purpose of harming the public good is unconstitutional. In the case reviewed On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On September 8, 2010, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) launched the Special Judicial Police Squad to more effectively crack down on counterfeit goods, so-called "knockoffs," and trademark offenders. While proud of its fourth ranking in Two conflicting rulings have been made in South Korean provincial courts on the issue of whether grandparents may adopt their grandchildren. On September 16, 2010, the Family Division (three-judge bench) of Ulsan District Court affirmed the On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 15, 2010, the Central District Court of Seoul (a trial court) released a decision holding that in principle the government may not have standing to bring an action for defamation. This is the first Two recent decisions by the Seoul High Court (an intermediate-level appellate court) ruled that the domiciliary intent of a foreigner who had been wrongfully killed in South Korea must factor into the calculation of his or The Act on the Use and Protection of DNA Identification Information came into force on July 26, 2010, and its Enforcement Decree took effect on August 13, 2010. It appears that the new law has already On May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea promulgated the amended Nationality Act, which comes into full effect on January 1, 2011. By passing this amendment, South Korea, for the first time since In 2010 alone, the National Assembly of South Korea has taken five legislative actions against sex crimes and for the protection of the victims thereof; the adoption of three new acts and the amendment of two On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On March 23, 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publicly praised the Republic of Korea (ROK) for granting citizenship to a recognized refugee, the first time the ROK had done so since adopting Reports of sex crimes against children in Korea have been on a steady rise recently. News of heinous sex crimes against children has caused the public to raise demands for tightened criminal laws. Especially after the On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal The reuse of food in restaurants in Korea has been a source of contention among consumers, the government, and restaurants. Korean cuisine features small side dishes that complement the main dish. When patrons leave amounts of The Foreign Legal Consultants Law was promulgated in South Korea on March 25, 2009 (Act No. 9524). Under the Law, foreign legal professionals certified in countries with free trade agreements with South Korea or in World South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every Article 5 of the National Health Insurance Act of the Republic of Korea states that Korean nationals who reside in the country are national health insurance policyholders, unless their employers provide other health insurance. Recently, due As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on July 31, 2008, that a Medical Law provision that bans doctors from telling parents the gender of their unborn babies is unconstitutional. The purpose of the provision is The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest Ten- and eight-year-old girls (Hye-jin and Yae-seul) vanished in South Korea on Christmas day in 2007. A suspect was arrested in March 2008. He confessed that he raped and killed the girls. In the same month, The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives South Korea dumped 2.02 million cubic meters of sewage from livestock farms, 1.71 million cubic meters of leftover food, and 1.61 million cubic meters of urban sewage into the ocean in 2007. Although South Korea ratified The South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare drafted a new policy in late 2007 to seek more realistic measures to address the growing number of abortions in the country. These measures include changing the law The amendment of the country's Food Sanitation Law made it possible for the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) to implement trans fat labeling regulations in September 2006. The KFDA announced revised food labeling standards that The Daegu District Court ordered an asbestos cloth making company to pay 160 million won in compensation to the bereaved family of a former worker on December 4, 2007. This was the first court ruling in The South Korean government made a report public in late October 2007, which concluded that the Korea Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) had seized former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung while he was in Japan in 1973. The Korean Finance and Economy Ministry released the Foreign Currency System Improvement Plan on November 8, 2007. Korea currently allows a Korean person or firm to transfer abroad up to US$ 3 million per person or The father of an inmate in a South Korean prison who was allegedly attacked by a guard filed a written statement complaining of the attack in March 2007 to the country's Human Rights Commission. In September, The Seoul Administrative Court rendered a judgment on October 4, 2007, that revoked the Defense Ministry's decision to discharge a female lieutenant colonel in the first reserve, Pi Ujin. Pi is a breast cancer survivor. After... 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