Activists hold banners reading “Abolish punishment for abortion” in front of the court in Seoul. Photo: EPA-EFE

‘Law limits women’s rights’: South Korea’s constitutional court strikes down abortion ban in landmark ruling

  • The nine-member bench ruled by seven to two that the 1953 statute ‘goes against the constitution’
  • It ordered the law to be revised by the end of next year
Topic |   South Korea

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Activists hold banners reading “Abolish punishment for abortion” in front of the court in Seoul. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Seungri arrives for questioning over criminal allegations at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on March 14. The South Korean pop star has announced his retirement from show business amid mounting criminal investigations. Photo: AFP

How the Seungri and Jung Joon-young K-pop sex scandal exposes South Korea’s culture of toxic masculinity

  • Charges of sexual abuse and illegally recording sexual activities could cost a number of stars their careers, but this behaviour is all too common
  • The country’s #MeToo movement saw tens of thousands of women protest hidden-camera sex crimes last year – will the latest outrage mean real change?
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Seungri arrives for questioning over criminal allegations at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on March 14. The South Korean pop star has announced his retirement from show business amid mounting criminal investigations. Photo: AFP
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