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Advance Toward “People’s Court” in South Korea

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dc.contributor.author Park, Yong Chul
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-05T18:51:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-05T18:51:16Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12
dc.identifier.citation 27 WASH. INT'L. L.J. 177 (2017) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2377-0872
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1764
dc.description Washington International Law Journal, Volume 27, Number 1, December 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: Since 2008, criminal jury trials have been implemented in South Korea with the Citizen Participation in Criminal Trials Act. Under the Act, defendants have the option to choose a jury trial over a bench trial, although jury verdicts, as well as sentencing opinions rendered by a jury, are not binding on the court pursuant to Article 46(2) of the Act. While Korea’s adoption of a criminal jury trial was an ambitious move toward judicial reform, it has faced serious obstacles and has had limited influence over the Korean judicial system. In this Article, I use the five stages of planned legal change identified in Malcolm Feeley’s book titled Court Reform on Trial (1983) as an analytical framework to explain why the criminal jury trial might not be the best way to regain the public’s confidence in the system and what should be done to better the system. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.subject East Asian Court Reform on Trial (Symposium) en_US
dc.title Advance Toward “People’s Court” in South Korea en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Compilation © 2017 Washington International Law Journal Association en_US


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