Double Jeopardy Protection in Courts in Korea: Right Not to be Tried in Korea for the Same Crime

The double jeopardy protection afforded by the Korean Constitution in Article 13 is applied in a different manner than in, most, common law nations. The application of Double Jeopardy, in Korea, allows the prosecution to have three chances to obtain a guilty verdict. Double Jeopardy in United States versus in South Korea In the United States, a defendant may not be tried for the same or similar offense, within a specific jurisdiction, when a “conclusion” is made in any court.

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