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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Constitutional Court of Korea

Korea, Republic of [kr]

Yoon Jin Shin

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 October 2022

Subject(s):
Preliminary procedures of constitutional courts/supreme courts — Powers and jurisdiction of constitutional courts/supreme courts — Comparative constitutional law

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 Through a practice spanning more than 30 years, the Constitutional Court of Korea (‘CCK’ or ‘Court’) has proven itself to be one of the most actively functioning constitutional courts in Asia and around the globe. Its vibrant rights adjudication has produced numerous landmark decisions, in line with the development of human rights and democracy in the country. As of 18 June 2022, the Court has received 45,745 applications and decided on 44,149 cases, delivering 1,901 unconstitutionality decisions since September 1988. In the last five years, the Court received...
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