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Constitutional Court confirmation politics in Taiwan and Korea

– Dennis Tang instead of female judge who had questioned evidence re: eight-year-old’s consent in rape case– Cho Yong, Lawyers for Democratic Change, false address– retirement of Justice Cho Dae-Hyen, in background

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Published on July 10, 2011
Author:          Filed under: constitutional courts, David Law, hp, judicial appointments, South Korea, Taiwan

South Korean Constitutional Court (barely) upholds the death penalty

By a 5-4 vote, South Korea’s Constitutional Court has upheld the constitutionality of the death penalty, per this report in the Hankyoreh. Notably, two of the justices in the majority called for legislative modification or abolition of the death penalty. The Korean Bar Association’s statement in response to the ruling describes “the prestige of the

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Published on March 11, 2010
Author:          Filed under: David Law, death penalty, hp, South Korea