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Court Rules Against Forced Korean Labor Victim in Suit Against Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials

Court Rules Against Forced Korean Labor Victim in Suit Against Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean court on Wednesday ruled against a victim of forced wartime labor in Japan in a damages suit launched against Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials Corp. citing the expiration of the case’s statute of limitation. The Seoul Central District Court ruled against the surviving family of the late victim, [...]

The International Action Centre: ECOWAS Court Dismissed Cape Verde’s Motion to Set Aside Judgment for Release of Alex Saab

The International Action Centre: ECOWAS Court Dismissed Cape Verde’s Motion to Set Aside Judgment for Release of Alex Saab

NEW YORK, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — In its judgment delivered on 15 March 2021, the ECOWAS Court of Justice declared illegal the arrest and detention of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Nain Saab Moran, ordered his release from further custody, quashed the extradition proceedings against him to the United States and awarded him $200,000 reparation for [...]

Court Rejects Damages Suit Against Japanese Firms by Korean Forced Labor Victims

Court Rejects Damages Suit Against Japanese Firms by Korean Forced Labor Victims

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A local court on Monday dismissed a damages suit launched by 85 South Korean victims of wartime forced labor in Japan and their families against 16 Japanese companies, saying the plaintiffs don’t have litigation rights. The Seoul Central District Court said South Korean wartime forced laborers cannot claim individual [...]

Conscientious Objector Acquitted After Refusing Reservist Training for Nonreligious Reason

Conscientious Objector Acquitted After Refusing Reservist Training for Nonreligious Reason

SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – In the first ruling of its kind, South Korea’s top court on Thursday upheld lower courts’ acquittal of a man charged with refusing to fulfill mandatory reservist duty for nonreligious reasons. The Supreme Court approved lower courts’ verdicts of not guilty for the man indicted for violating the Homeland [...]

Court Orders Online Shopping Malls to Pay Compensation for Discrimination Against Visually-impaired People

Court Orders Online Shopping Malls to Pay Compensation for Discrimination Against Visually-impaired People

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Three major online shopping site operators have been ordered by a South Korean court to pay compensation for discrimination against visually-impaired people. In a collective suit filed against SSG.com, Lotte Mart and e-Bay Korea by about 960 visually-impaired people, the Seoul Central District Court ruled partially in favor of [...]