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Law Enforcement Agencies Ramps Up Efforts to Encourage Scientific Investigations

Law Enforcement Agencies Ramps Up Efforts to Encourage Scientific Investigations

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean law enforcement agencies have revealed plans to enhance their scientific capabilities in their investigations with advanced technology, some of which can help police find key clues based on something as small as fungal DNA. At an event held yesterday, the National Digital Forensic Center (NDFC) revealed scientific [...]

Police to Double Manpower in Response to Rising Domestic Violence

Police to Double Manpower in Response to Rising Domestic Violence

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Police in Seoul said Saturday that they will double the number of officers in charge of handling domestic violence cases and implement stronger measures to protect victims. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA) announced the measures, noting that the number of family violence cases reported in the capital city [...]

Mock Parliament Episode of ‘Infinite Challenge’ Sees Lawmakers Propose Six New Bills

Mock Parliament Episode of ‘Infinite Challenge’ Sees Lawmakers Propose Six New Bills

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Popular South Korean TV Show Infinite Challenge is incorporating entertainment into lawmaking as several lawmakers who appeared on the show are set to propose six new bills to the National Assembly after discussing reforms to the current law with the show’s fans earlier this month. Infinite Challenge’s move to tap [...]

Prosecutors Used Google Maps as Evidence in Former President Park’s Corruption Scandal

Prosecutors Used Google Maps as Evidence in Former President Park’s Corruption Scandal

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The Google Maps’ feature “Your Timeline” was used to track down the location of one of the key figures in ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s corruption case, the investigative team led by special prosecutor Park Young-soo revealed during a court hearing yesterday. The case of Kim Yong-jae, a [...]

Three Parties Agree to Draft Constitutional Amendment Bill

Three Parties Agree to Draft Constitutional Amendment Bill

SEOUL, Mar. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s three political parties on Wednesday hammered out a joint draft revision of the Constitution that calls for a shift from the current single-term, five-year presidency to a two-term, four-year presidency, party officials said. The proposal also envisions a power-sharing structure in which the president as the head [...]

US Law Firms Turn a Blind Eye to South Korean Legal Services Market, Despite Trade Deals

US Law Firms Turn a Blind Eye to South Korean Legal Services Market, Despite Trade Deals

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Calls for reforms to the Foreign Legal Consultant Act are growing as current legislation is being criticized as ‘too restrictive’ for international law firms to venture into the legal services market in South Korea. No American law firms have applied for a joint venture partnership with a South Korean [...]