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Constitutional Court Upholds Ban on Private Detectives

Constitutional Court Upholds Ban on Private Detectives

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Constitutional Court has ruled that current legislation banning businesses from making inquiries into one’s privacy is not unconstitutional. This includes the ban on using the term “detective” by private investigators in their business dealings. In a previous lawsuit, a former police officer claimed that the ban [...]

Women’s Groups Rally Against Anti-Abortion Law

Women’s Groups Rally Against Anti-Abortion Law

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Ahead of a public trial at the Constitutional Court of Korea regarding South Korea’s abortion ban, civic groups advocating women’s rights have called for an abolition of the law as it infringes upon women’s rights to equality and happiness. Various women’s rights organizations came together to create an anti-abortion [...]

Four Acquitted on Charges of Refusing Military Service

Four Acquitted on Charges of Refusing Military Service

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Under South Korean constitutional law, able-bodied young men must serve in the military as part of the country’s national defense strategy. On May 16, however, a man was acquitted by Judge Lee Seung-hoon at the Suwon District Court for objecting to military service. The man, who objected to serving in [...]

Constitutional Court Upholds Law Restricting Subsidies on Mobile Devices

Constitutional Court Upholds Law Restricting Subsidies on Mobile Devices

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Constitutional Court on Thursday upheld a law that restricts subsidies on the purchase of smartphones and other mobile devices. The regulation, which sets the legal limit of subsidies at 330,000 won (US$295), was adopted to bring transparency and stability to the market long distorted by subsidies as telecom [...]

South Korea Repeals Anti-cheating Law

South Korea Repeals Anti-cheating Law

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Constitutional Court threw out a decades-old law banning adultery on Thursday, reflecting a growing importance of personal choice over marital order in a traditionally group-oriented society. In a 7-2 decision, the nine-member bench ruled that Article 241 of the criminal code was unconstitutional. “The article violates individuals’ freedom [...]