Friday, July 9, 2021

Systemic change coming in South Korea

This Korea Joong Ang Daily report on charges arising from the sexual assault and suicide of an officer includes new information about systemic changes apparently underway in South Korea:

The Ministry of National Defense will also overhaul the military investigation and court martial systems. Military prosecutors will be directly supervised by Army, Air Force and Navy chiefs of staff. A sexual crime investigation team will be established.

Military courts of the Army, Air Force and Navy will be integrated into a military court under the Ministry of National Defense, and a court exclusively handling sex crimes will be created.   

The ministry also said it plans to hand over appeals to the judiciary outside the military.

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