Wednesday, October 19, 2016

More on conscientious objection in South Korea

Korea Times is running this useful report -- "Will Alternative Service Be Possible?" -- on the state of play regarding conscientious objection. "The number of those who have refused the compulsory service for religious reasons since 2006 is about 5,700, according to the ministry [of National Defense]. Most of them have been sentenced to about a year and six months in prison."

Has the appellate court preempted the need for a ruling by the Constitutional Court?

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