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Public access to South Korean court decisions

Via Asian Law Blog, here is a story from the Korea Times, reporting on the Supreme Court’s announcement of a timeline for placing all criminal and civil judgments in South Korean courts online. All courts here, including the appellate and highest courts, will be obliged to provide access for citizens to the texts of their rulings in all criminal cases via online or offline, the top court said, noting the.. Read More

Constitutional Court decision upholding South Korean abortion ban

This is a draft translation of the official summary of the Constitutional Court of Korea decision upholding the long-standing ban on abortion in South Korea.  The court was split 4-4; six votes would have been needed to declare the ban unconstitutional. This decision has been reported on in numerous English-language media outlets, including AFP and the Guardian. Any links in the text have been added for clarification, and are not present.. Read More

Constitutional Court decision on the “real name system” for Korean websites

This is a draft translation of the official summary of the Constitutional Court of Korea decision holding the “real name system,” which had been in place since 2007, to be unconstitutional.   The decision has attracted considerable global attention, and has been reported on in numerous English-language media outlets from Yonhap News to the Wall Street Journal. Any links in the text have been added for clarification, and are not present.. Read More