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Supreme Court Panel Raises Sentencing Guidelines for Child Abuse

Supreme Court Panel Raises Sentencing Guidelines for Child Abuse

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A Supreme Court panel has raised the sentencing guidelines for child abuse, recommending at least life imprisonment or 20 years in prison for those convicted of murder by abuse, sources said Tuesday. The non-binding guidelines, which were revised during a meeting of the Supreme Court’s Sentencing Commission on Monday, [...]

Moon Calls for Better Protection of Young Adoptees amid Public Fury over Death of Abused Child

Moon Calls for Better Protection of Young Adoptees amid Public Fury over Death of Abused Child

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — President Moon Jae-in called Monday for better protection of young adoptees and stronger oversight of adoption procedures, amid public outrage over a fatal child abuse case. Citizens voiced anger online and offline over the case involving a 16-month-old adoptee who died in October, allegedly after having been abused by [...]

Gov’t Announces Initiative to Separate Abused Children from Abusers

Gov’t Announces Initiative to Separate Abused Children from Abusers

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Under a new government policy, if child abuse reports are made to the police or other child protective authorities more than two times the children in concern will be separated from their abusers immediately. South Korea’s law enforcement agencies and public servants in charge of the protection of children [...]