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A benchmark in Asian judicial reform : The new Korean jury system

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  • A benchmark in Asian judicial reform
  • Kim, Rosa
  • Suffolk University


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Title A benchmark in Asian judicial reform
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The new Korean jury system

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Kim, Rosa

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[Boston, U.S.]:Suffolk University

Date 2015-06
Series Title; No Suffolk university law school research paper / 15-19
Pages 44
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Government and Law < Laws and Legislation
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Abstract

In 2008, South Korea instituted a criminal jury system for the first time in its history, as part of its overall effort to democratize and reform its political institutions. The jury system was launched with strong public support, and after an initial five-year trial period that was deemed largely a success, the system is taking root. Korea’s jury is a unique blend of both a U.S.-style jury and the continental mixed tribunal. Although the Korean jury verdict does not yet have binding force, the integration of citizens in the judicial decision-making process is transforming the criminal procedure system. Korea’s jury experiment may serve as a model for other countries in Asia and beyond that are also on a path of judicial reform. (The rest omitted)