S-Space College of Law/Law School (법과대학/대학원) The Law Research Institute (법학연구소) Journal of Korean Law Journal of Korean Law Volume 06 Number 1/2 (2006)
The Role of Women in Korean Divorce Law
- Epstein, Jacqueline Putnam
- Issue Date
- BK 21 law
- Journal of Korean Law, Vol.6 No.2, pp. 248-258
- Article 10 of the Korean Constitution guarantees that all citizens are equal in the
eyes of the law and that discrimination based on sex is prohibited.1) However, traditional Confucian ideals that comprise the customs of South Korea often conflict with this Constitutional aim. Although family law has transformed greatly throughout the history of South Korea, the principle of sex equality in the law of divorce was disregarded for many centuries. This essay will examine the evolution of sex equality in South Korean Divorce Law.