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

Brief Description

The Korean government appoints investigators, within police agencies, who take full charge of sexual violence pursuant to Article 21, paragraph 2 of the「Act on the Punishment of Procuring Prostitution and Associated Acts」. Overall, there are 1,046 investigators within the 257 police offices (241 national police offices and 16 provincial police stations) as of November 2008. In particular, the investigation of woman victims of sexual violence is allocated to policewomen (there are currently 751 woman officers in total).

Source of Information

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