Supreme Courts of Korea

As the court of last resort of in the Republic of Korea, the Supreme Court is highest judicial tribunal in the nation. There are three tiers of courts in Korea - the districts courts, including the family court and the administrative court, the courts of original jurisdiction; high courts, the intermediate appellate courts; and the Supreme Court, the highest court. The Supreme Court is comprised of the Chief Justice and 13 Justices, serving as the final and highest tribunal regarding civil, criminal, family, administrative and military cases. The court's opinions are acknowledged to be the most authoritative precedents providing standards for the interpretation of laws, while contributing to the development of legal theories and practices. The official website features Constitution; Acts & Regulations; Statistics; Proceedings & Decisions; e-Court; Judiciary; Supreme Court Building.

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Guide ID: 3106 - Last Updated: July 26, 2013