Republic of Korea

  • Jean Ahn
Part of the Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law book series (GSCL, volume 28)


With the exception of the Equal Employment Act of 1987, antidiscrimination laws did not begin appearing in South Korea until the start of the new millennium. The Equal Employment Act was enacted following the 1987 June Struggle, driven by Korea’s working class, and which would become a milestone in Korea’s democratization process. Korea’s Constitution, which restricts presidency to single 5-year terms and establishes the Constitutional Court system, was amended as a result of this historic event.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Ahn
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  1. 1.Chonnam National University, School of LawGwangjuSouth Korea

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