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Samsung’s Compensation for Victims of Work-related Diseases Exceeds 14 bln Won

Samsung’s Compensation for Victims of Work-related Diseases Exceeds 14 bln Won

SEOUL, June 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. has so far compensated hundreds of victims of work-related diseases more than 14 billion won (US$11.6 million), a special committee dedicated to support such workers said Friday. Samsung’s independent compensation committee said it has completed application reviews for 458 cases, or 92 percent of the total [...]

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 [...]

Police Developing AI Voice Recognition Software for Victim Statements

Police Developing AI Voice Recognition Software for Victim Statements

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean police are seeking to introduce an artificial intelligence (AI) system that recognizes the voices of investigators and female crime victims and automatically makes statements. The National Police Agency is reportedly working on a system to “write statements with AI voice recognition” for related crimes against women. The [...]

1 in 4 Harassment Victims at Work Suffer from Mental Illness

1 in 4 Harassment Victims at Work Suffer from Mental Illness

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Following the introduction of a new legislation that bans harassment in the workplace, one-fourth of all harassment victims were found to be suffering from mental illnesses. Gapjil 119, a South Korean civil group advocating against harassment in the workplace, said that 98 out of 377 cases (25.9 percent) reported [...]

S. Korea to Open Comprehensive Relief Center Dedicated to Sexual Crime Victims

S. Korea to Open Comprehensive Relief Center Dedicated to Sexual Crime Victims

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will open a comprehensive state body to assist victims of sexual crime in a bid to help them with the process of notifying police, according to the gender ministry on Friday. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family reported the plan to a meeting of government ministers [...]

Activists Hold 1,400th Weekly Rally Against Japan’s Wartime Sex Slavery

Activists Hold 1,400th Weekly Rally Against Japan’s Wartime Sex Slavery

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The weekly protest rally demanding Japan’s apology to victims of its wartime sex slavery marked its 1,400th edition Wednesday amid an escalating diplomatic and trade row between Seoul and Tokyo. Nearly 20,000 activists, students and other citizens assembled to participate in the 27-year-old protest in front of the former [...]

Preventing Secondary Offenses for the Victims of the Jung Joon-young Scandal

Preventing Secondary Offenses for the Victims of the Jung Joon-young Scandal

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a massive sex cam scandal exposed by South Korean singer Jung Joon-young, many South Koreans are calling against revealing the victims. Victims, once known to the public, may be subject to retribution or secondary crimes. Also, those who were falsely referred to as “victims” may also be subject [...]