Saturday, August 29, 2015

ROK courts grapple with conscientious objection

The courts in South Korea seem to be in disarray about conscientious objection. The Supreme Court just upheld a Jehovah's Witness's jail sentence, but lower courts have repeatedly found conscientious objection to be a constitutional right. The Constitutional Court held in 2011 that there is no right to CO treatment, but now has the issue under review again, as this article notes. Watch this space.

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