Links from the Constitutional Court of South Korea

The English language site of the Constitutional Court of South Korea provides links to supreme and constitutional courts of individual countries arranged by continent.

There are also links to a few selected international tribunals and five Korean government Web sites that provide resources in English, including the Ministry of Government Legislation (Korea Law in English)

http://english.ccourt.go.kr/

Click on “Legal Links” from the homepage.

Journal: Recent Trends of Law and Regulation in Korea

The South Korean Ministry of Justice is publishing a new current awareness publication: Recent Trends of Law and Regulation in Korea. Volume 1 was released in Summer 2010. The inaugural issue includes a three page appendix of useful links to government agencies, law schools, and organizations.

Table of Contents  Vol.1, No.1 (2010)

Message from the Minister

Law and Regulation:

Enactments and Amendments of Law

Court Decisions

Introduction of the Policies of the Ministry of Justice:

Crackdown on the Distribution of Pirated Copyright Material

Establishing of Labor Relations and Strike Culture

that Respect Law s and Principles

Expert Column:

The Maturing Korean Legal Market

Immigration Information of Korea for Investors:

Information for Investment in Korea

Invest Korea:

Foreign Investment Ombudsman System

Introduction of the Korean Legal System:

Korean Legislative System and Procedures

The Constitution

Appendix:

Government Departments, Law Schools, Public Enterprises

“Korea Times” article on the new publication:

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2010/07/117_69455.html

Kyungpook National University Law School

South Korea’s Kyungpook National University Law School opened in March , 2009 and will specialize in IT law. It will be interesting to see if other Korean graduate level law schools also market themselves so narrowly.

Kyungpook National University Law School

http://lawschool.knu.ac.kr/english/01.htm

http://lawschool.knu.ac.kr/main/main.htm (Korean)

Online: Laws on Government Organization Restructuring Government for the Future of Korea

South Korea’s Ministry of Government Legislation has posted the following online book: “Laws on Government Organization Restructuring Government for the Future of Korea (2008 ed.)” The book includes a guide to Korea’s legislative system and procedure.

http://www.moleg.go.kr/english/notice?pstSeq=46838&pageIndex=6

The books includes the full-text of 4 statutes in English:

Government Organization Act

Act of the Establishment of the Financial Services Commission

Act on the Establishment and Operation of the Broadcasting and Communications Commission

Act on Designation and Management of Free Trade Zones

Oseo: South Korean Legal Database

Oseo is  a Korean legal database. Although it charges for its content, Oseo also provides some free content, including links to  legal forms, legal news, law libraries, databases of case law and statutes, and legal guides.  All information is available exclusively in Korean.

Oseo.com

http://www.oseo.com/