Country Republic of Korea
Year 2008
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms, Justice > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Staff from the Crime Victim Support Center and public prosecutor(s) must accompany the victim during the process of trial. There are 57 Support Centers within the entire country. In accordance with Legal Aid Act, the Crime Victim Support Center provides legal counseling service, services for filing lawsuits and other services related to the legal affairs of victims, including women victims of sexual violence.

The Centers encourage woman victims to take responsibility in running the services. Victims and survivors are able to obtain information related to these services from investigation agencies, the media and public advertisements. These services are provided in Korean, English, Chinese and Vietnamese.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of the Republic of Korea, February 2009