The Seoul Bar Association has recently issued a Self-Advocacy Note for the use of any criminal suspect under the Korean investigative procedures. Before this being issued, the National Human Rights Commissions had recommended the police and the prosecutors to guarantee the criminal suspects’ right to take notes. Although this may sound weird to some from other countries, the Korean police and prosecutors have been prohibiting the suspects to take their own notes during the interrogation.
This Self-Advocy note is prepared in order to help any suspect inducing a foreign suspect to fully understand and examine his/her statutory rights to self-advocacy before and during the investigative procedures. You can download it at the homepage of the Seoul Bar association or by clicking here.
This also contains a good explanation of the overall investigative procedures under Korean law. Below is quoted from the English version of Self-Advocacy Note which explains about the Criminal Investigative Procedures in Korea. It should be greatly appreciated that Continue reading