LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
The Gwangju Appellate Court decided “not guilty” for three young men who refused military service. The nation is waiting on the highest court to render its decision.
South Korea’s National Human Rights Commission urged the government to protect the fundamental right of conscientious objection to military service.
The Court’s decision on conscientious objectors, if positive, will strengthen the right of freedom of conscience and religion for all South Korea’s citizens.