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The challenges and outlook of trial by jury in Korea

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  • The challenges and outlook of trial by jury in Korea
  • Kim, Junho
  • Seoul National University(BK 21 Law)


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Title The challenges and outlook of trial by jury in Korea
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Kim, Junho

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

Date 2008
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Journal of Korean Law:vol. 8(no. 2)
Pages 21
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

As of January 1, 2008, a system for civil participation in criminal trials was introduced and enforced in Korea. This system is of particular importance as it is the first jury system in the history of Korean criminal justice. The jury system of Korea shares, prima facie, certain similarities with the prewar jury system of Japan: it exclusively deals with felony cases, allows majority verdicts, and does not recognize the binding effect of the verdict. Based on such a simple comparison one might predict for the jury system of Korea to fail to gain the support of the people, as the Japanese jury system did before. This article, however, takes a different outlook. (The rest omitted)