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Anti-stalking Law Fails to Encompass Evolving Forms of Stalking Crimes

Anti-stalking Law Fails to Encompass Evolving Forms of Stalking Crimes

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 12 months into the implementation of the anti-stalking act, relevant criminal activities are taking on a more devious approach to evading punishment. The Korea Women’s Hot Line, a non-profit women’s rights activist group, reported a case in which a stalker continuously harassed a victim’s friend after finding [...]

No. of S. Koreans Abducted, Detained or Missing Overseas in 5 yrs Reaches 2,762

No. of S. Koreans Abducted, Detained or Missing Overseas in 5 yrs Reaches 2,762

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Korean citizens who have been kidnapped, detained or missing overseas in the recent five years has come to 2,762, an opposition lawmaker said Monday, citing data from the foreign ministry. Rep. Lee Jae-jung of the main opposition Democratic Party said that the number of South [...]

Gov’t to Extend Support to Stalking Victims Even when There is No Direct Damage

Gov’t to Extend Support to Stalking Victims Even when There is No Direct Damage

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to provide support to stalking victims and their families even before they are directly harmed by stalking crimes. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said Tuesday that a revision of the law concerning the prevention of stalking crime and the protection of victims had been [...]

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 [...]