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Nationality Selection Restraints for Multiple Nationality Holders Ruled Incompatible with Constitution

Nationality Selection Restraints for Multiple Nationality Holders Ruled Incompatible with Constitution

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A current law banning multiple nationality holders who are 18 years and older from renouncing Korean citizenship unless military service obligations are fulfilled does not conform to the Constitution, the Constitutional Court of Korea said Thursday. The court said some clauses of the Nationality Act imposing obligations and restraints [...]

Interference with Ambulances to be Punished by Up to 5 Years in Prison

Interference with Ambulances to be Punished by Up to 5 Years in Prison

SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The legal grounds for punishing interference with ambulances has been created, the fire agency said Saturday. The National Fire Agency said the revisions to the laws related to relief operations passed the National Assembly last month, which are expected to be made public this month. The revised laws stipulate [...]

Court Finds Conscientious Objector Guilty for “Lacking Truthful Faith in Religion”

Court Finds Conscientious Objector Guilty for “Lacking Truthful Faith in Religion”

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A Jehovah’s Witness who objected military service based on his religious faith has been convicted for violation of the Military Service Act. The grounds for the guilty verdict was that he previously enjoyed playing online shooting games, killing other gamers without feeling any pangs of conscience. For the man [...]

Sentencing Guidelines to Get Tougher for Child Sexual Exploitation Content Producers

Sentencing Guidelines to Get Tougher for Child Sexual Exploitation Content Producers

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Sentencing Commission on Tuesday proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines for producers of sexual exploitation content involving minors. The commission, affiliated with the Supreme Court of Korea, recommended a court issue a tougher punishment of up to 29 years and three months in jail term for a serious, [...]