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Regulator Seeks to Revise E-commerce Trade Law amid Non-contact Trend

Regulator Seeks to Revise E-commerce Trade Law amid Non-contact Trend

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s corporate watchdog said Sunday it plans to revise a law governing e-commerce transactions as an increase in online platform-based trade raised the need to better protect consumers amid a non-contact trend. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KTFC) said it will seek to revise the Act on Consumer [...]

Confusion Looms over Abortion Despite Legalization

Confusion Looms over Abortion Despite Legalization

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Legal provisions that used to forbid abortion have been ruled as unconstitutional, being effectively repealed with the start of the new year. The lack of legislative supplements, however, is causing some confusion among women. The fact that punitive measures against abortion have been repealed is not enough to ensure [...]

Refugee Rights Groups Strongly Oppose Revision of Refugee Act

Refugee Rights Groups Strongly Oppose Revision of Refugee Act

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Refugee advocacy groups are strongly opposing the South Korean government’s efforts to revise the Refugee Act. The government recently issued a preliminary notice on the legislation of the revised Refugee Act that focuses on strengthening the reapplication procedures for asylum seekers. A group of refugee rights groups, including the [...]

Tenant Protection Laws Revised to Give Those Affected by COVID-19 New Rights

Tenant Protection Laws Revised to Give Those Affected by COVID-19 New Rights

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Commercial tenants who have been hit hard by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic have gained new rights to ask landlords to reduce rent. The legislation and judiciary committee of the National Assembly passed a revision of the Commercial Tenant Protection Law on Wednesday. Under the revised law, the [...]

New Law to Enhance Protection of Consumers from Humidifier Sanitizers

New Law to Enhance Protection of Consumers from Humidifier Sanitizers

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Environment said Monday it will proclaim a revision of the current law regulating humidifier sterilizers this week, seeking to expand the scope of diseases caused by the use of the chemical products and facilitate victims’ lawsuits against their manufacturers. A revision of the Special Act on [...]

Lax Punishment for Animal Abusers

Lax Punishment for Animal Abusers

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Cases involving brutal violence and abuse of pets such as dogs and cats are continuing unabated. Although public calls for stern punishment have been aroused and legislation is strengthened whenever shocking cases are reported, critics say that actual punishments meted out are still insignificant. Seoul’s Mapo Police Station recently [...]