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A journey of family law reform in Korea : Tradition, equality, and social change

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  • A journey of family law reform in Korea
  • Yang, Hyunah
  • Seoul National University(BK 21 Law)


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Title A journey of family law reform in Korea
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Tradition, equality, and social change

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Yang, Hyunah

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[Seoul]:Seoul National University(BK 21 Law)

Date 2008
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Journal of Korean Law:vol. 8(no. 1)
Pages 18
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Government and Law < Laws and Legislation
Holding Seoul National University

Abstract

This article reviews fifty years of history of family law reform in Korea with particular emphasis on the most recent and a large-scale revision in March 2005. For this purpose, this article overviews three previous revisions in 1962, 1977, and 1989 from a feminist point of view. History of family law has been tantamount to the history of feminist legal movements, and the feminist legal movements for family law mark the longest history in the legal feminism in Korea. The essay then discusses the revision in 2005, its main bodies, political and social situation. As seen, diverse social sectors of citizens’ movements were mobilized and public sectors such as legislature, administration, and Constitutional Court made this huge change in law, particularly deletion of the family-head system possible. (The rest omitted)