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Tougher DUI Regulations to be Enforced

Tougher DUI Regulations to be Enforced

SEOUL, Jun. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A revised traffic law introducing a lower legal limit of drivers’ blood alcohol level and stronger punishment against driving under the influence (DUI) will go into effect later this week, with an expectation of significant changes in drinking culture and lifestyles in a society relatively generous to DUIs, police [...]

Prosecution Eyes Harsh Penalties for DUI-related Deadly Accidents

Prosecution Eyes Harsh Penalties for DUI-related Deadly Accidents

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Prosecutors will demand harsh penalties, including life sentences, for drivers who kill or severely injure people while driving under the influence, according to the prosecutor’s office Sunday. Under the revised guidelines that go into force from Tuesday, prosecutors are advised to seek the maximum penalty for drunk drivers who [...]

Two-Year Sentence for Those Who Distribute Suicide Information Online

Two-Year Sentence for Those Who Distribute Suicide Information Online

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced on Tuesday a revised law on suicide prevention, which makes sharing suicidogenic information online illegal. If caught distributing such information, the individual responsible will be sentenced to jail time. The revised law will take effect in six months, on July 16. The [...]

Amid Growing ‘Me Too’ Movement, S. Korea Announces Tougher Rules on Sexual Violence

Amid Growing ‘Me Too’ Movement, S. Korea Announces Tougher Rules on Sexual Violence

SEOUL, Mar. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday announced measures to toughen punishment on sexual violence in the workplace, responding to growing calls to root out the pervasive culture of predatory sexual behavior at work. The government announced a plan to raise the maximum punishment and extend the statute of limitations for sexual [...]