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Korean law: Cases

Subjects: Korea, Law

Case citations

This information a section from the online guide of the Supreme Court of Korea

In the Case Number of "2000Da88", the number "2000" indicates the year in which the appeal was made (or in case of "Gadan" or Gahap" the lawsuit was filed, "Da" refers to the procedural classification, and "88" is a serial number of each case. For example: "Da" refers to an appellate case to the Supreme Court in the civil procedure; "Na", an appellate case to the Court of Second Instance in the civil procedure; "Gadan", a case to the Single Judge Division of the Court of First Instance in the civil procedure; "Gahap", a case to the 3 Judge Panel Division of the Court of First Instance in the civil procedure; "Do", "No", "Godan", "Gohap", respectively in the criminal procedure.

Hungong 3, 255 = Constitutional Court Reports, volume 3 page 255
Gong 2002 Sang, 461 = Supreme Court Reports,  year 2002,  volume Ⅰ ("Ha" means Volume Ⅱ), page 461 .  

Judicial decisions

The judgments of courts are not a primary source of law in South Korea.

판례공보, ‘Pallye Kongbo’ publishes the decisions of the RoK Supreme Court.

 

Civil Procedure in RoK